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15 Facts About Baroque architecture
Early Baroque architecture was largely dominated by the work of Roman architects, notably the Church of the Gesu by Giacomo della Porta facade and colonnade of St Peter's Basilica by Carlo Maderno and the lavish Barberini Palace interiors by Pietro da Cortona .
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Baroque architecture was later imprisoned by the King because of the extravagant cost of the palace.
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Bernini rebuilt the Church of Santa Bibiana and the Church of San Sebastiano al Palatino on the Palatine Hill into Baroque architecture landmarks, planned the Fontana del Tritone in the Piazza Barberini, and created the soaring baldacchino as the centerpiece St Peter's Basilica.
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The next important French Baroque architecture project was a much larger dome for the church of Val-de-Grace begun in 1645 by Lemercier and Francois Mansart, and finished in 1715.
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Portuguese colonial Baroque architecture was modeled after the Baroque architecture of Lisbon, different from the Spanish style.
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Baroque architecture often used visual and theatrical effects, designed to surprise and awe the viewer:.
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