Lec 9 - University of California, Berkeley Architecture...

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University of California, Berkeley Professor Littmann Architecture 170b An Historical Survey of Architecture and Urbanism Architecture 170b Lecture 9 2/13/2007 Baroque ( > 1600) Emotionally expressive rather than rational (Renaissance) Baroque architecture tends to be more dramatic Attempt to trigger a gut response in the worshipper o Difference from Renaissance Use classical forms, but less interested in plans and elevations that can be understood quickly or rationally Tends to be better able to show faith, power, prestige compared to Renaissance architecture o Came at a time when Rome was being revived as a world religious capital Rebuilding the city to represent the repowering of the city Council of Trent 1545-63 o Curing the decline of the papacy o Wants to reform Catholicism to fight Protestant o Fight Protestantism by architecture and art Rebuild Rome o 500,000 pilgrims pour into Rome on holy years The streets cannot handle the volume of visitors who visit the churches o Baroque style was chosen Because it represented power well Baroque style doesn’t require education to education
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