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University of California, Berkeley Professor Littmann Architecture 170b An Historical Survey of Architecture and Urbanism Architecture 170b Lecture 10 2/15/2007 Baroque outside of Rome Peterhof Palace, St. Petersburg (1715-1760) Very Ornamental Royalty building o Hundred years later after Bernini and Borromini o Peter the Great wanted to up the prestige of Russia o Modeled after Versailles Church of San Lorenzo 1668 – Guarino Guarini o Created a dome out of eight arches Creates an octagon o Very geometrical o Vision of the infinite gives a sense of looking in to faith The confusion and difficulty to grasp is part of being a human being o Vertical space and use of light was very important Exciting, curves, Baroque are not just for churches any more later on o Renaissance followed rules, flat roof, severe repetition, orthagonality Palace of Medicci looked really fortified, massive cornice, repeated windows o Palazzo Chigi, Rome 1664 – Bernini Had more dynamics, less repetition, more play with the architecture
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