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Baroque Summary?

Postby johnbo » Mon Apr 01, 2002 6:26 pm

Can anybody summarise Baroque Design in one paragraph??

I cant!

Help!
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Postby Jas » Tue Apr 02, 2002 10:41 am

Dictionary definition but not bad for all that:

Main Entry: 1ba·roque
Pronunciation: b&-'rOk, ba-, -'räk, -'rok
Function: adjective
Usage: often capitalized
Etymology: French, from Middle French barroque irregularly shaped (of a pearl), from Portuguese barroco irregularly shaped pearl
Date: 1765
1 : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a style of artistic expression prevalent especially in the 17th century that is marked generally by use of complex forms, bold ornamentation, and the juxtaposition of contrasting elements often conveying a sense of drama, movement, and tension
2 : characterized by grotesqueness, extravagance, complexity, or flamboyance
3 : irregularly shaped -- used of gems <a baroque pearl>
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