Baroque Gothic
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The Baroque Gothic is a phenomenon of 17th/18th-century European architecture, especially sacred architecture, that is also indicated by the ambiguous terms “Late Gothic” or “Neo-Gothic”. Essentially it comprises the quantitative and qualitative high-point of a more general tendency that is perhaps most accurately described as “Gothic in Vitruvianism,” i.e. the intentional use of building type, basic elements, and modes of design of Gothic architecture in the …

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Fürst, Ulrich, “Baroque Gothic”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 23 April 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_017349>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321



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