1 Biography; 2 References in modern culture; 3 Ten extant buildings by Rastrelli
... The new empress, Catherine II, dismissed baroque architecture as an ...
Bartolomeo Rastrelli (1700-71): Italian Baroque Architect, Active in Russia:
Designed Smolny Convent, Catherine Palace, Peterhof: Romanov Court
Francesco Borromini (1599-1667): Baroque Architect to Pope Innocent X, Active
in Rome: Buildings, Church of St Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, Palazzo Pamphili.
Louis Le Vau (1612-70): French Architect, Leading Baroque Designer:
Responsible For Palace of Versailles, Vaux-le-Vicomte Chateau, Church of Saint
While lavish details were used, French buildings were usually symmetrical and orderly. Example: St. Paul's Cathedral
Spain and Latin America: Builders in Spain, Mexico, and South America combined Baroque
ideas with exuberant sculptures, Moorish details, and extreme con... More »
In the first half of the 17th century, Roman baroque architecture was dominated
by two extraordinary figures: Francesco Borromini and Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
Born in Naples in 1598, Italian architect and sculptor Giovanni Bernini is widely
considered the creator of the Baroque style of sculpture. He served eight different
Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli was the last great baroque architect to work in St.
Petersburg, and he lived to see the sumptuously ornate style that he ...
May 12, 2014 ... Italian architect who was a chief formulator of Baroque architectural style.
Borromini (he changed his name from Castelli about 1627) secured a ...
Sep 25, 2012 ... ... a prominent figure in the emergence of Roman Baroque architecture. ... what
the Encyclopedia of World Biography calls an 'unexpected wit ...