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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

The ornate style of art and architecture which flourished in Italy in the 17th and early 18th cents., and spread throughout mainland Europe, especially in France and Spain.

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Baroque

in The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics

P ublished online August 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 4989 words.

I. History of the Term and Concept II. Comparative Perspectives III. National Perspectives

Baroque describes a literary style and poetics

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baroque

Morton S. Freeman.

in A New Dictionary of Eponyms

January 1997; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 212 words.

Baroque is a style of art and architecture of the early seventeenth to mid-eighteenth century, characterized by elaborate ornamentation, curved

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baroque

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 117 words.

ad hoc, amok, Bangkok, baroque, belle époque, bloc, block, bock, brock, chock, chock-a-block, clock, cock, crock, doc, dock,

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baroque

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 117 words.

ad hoc, amok, Bangkok, baroque, belle époque, bloc, block, bock, brock, chock, chock-a-block, clock, cock, crock, doc, dock,

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Baroque

Kerry Downes.

in The Oxford Companion to Western Art

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Art. 1717 words.

properly, Baroque is the leading style in art and architecture of the 17th and early 18th centuries. Loosely extended, stylistically,

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baroque

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 43 words.

[M18th]

A baroque was originally the name of an irregularly shaped pearl, its shape reminiscent of the elaborate detail of

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Baroque

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 1267 words.

As a historical epoch of the 17th and early 18th centuries, Baroque represents a radical cultural transformation, leading to a coherent overcoming of the late 16th-century Mannerism. What...

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Baroque

Gauvin Bailey and Jillian Lanthier.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Painting; Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; 18th-Century Art; Renaissance Art. 9020 words.

Term used to describe one of the first genuinely global styles of art and architecture in the Western canon, extending from...

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Baroque

Claude V. Palisca.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 6311 words.

A term used generally to designate a period or style of European music covering roughly the years between 1600 and 1750.

Although used in art and music criticism as far back...

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baroque

Edited by Dinah Birch and Katy Hooper.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 83 words.

Originally a term of abuse applied to 17th‐century Italian art and that of other countries, especially Germany, influenced by Italy. In a literary context the word baroque is loosely used...

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Baroque

Michael Clarke.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theory of Art. 275 words.

A term now generally used to describe art in Europe between c.1600 and c.1750. It is broadly accepted today that ‘Baroque’ implies dynamism and movement (particularly in architecture and...

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baroque

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 78 words.

relating to or denoting a style of European architecture, music, and art of the 17th and 18th centuries that followed mannerism and is characterized by ornate detail. In architecture the...

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baroque

Edited by Dinah Birch.

in The Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 117 words.

Originally a term of abuse applied to 17th‐century Italian art and that of other countries, especially Germany, influenced by Italy. It is characterized by the unclassical use of classical...

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Baroque

Anne H. Muraoka.

in Renaissance and Reformation

P ublished online February 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. 16988 words.

The Baroque is a name given to a style that dominated western Europe from the late 16th century to the mid-18th century (roughly 1580–1750). It is a style most closely associated with the...

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Baroque Aesthetics

in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

January 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 4571 words.

Like Gothic, baroque is at once a qualitative term and a historical concept. In everyday discourse, the term baroque is

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Baroque Aesthetics

Martha Hollander.

in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

January 1998; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 4525 words.

Like Gothic, baroque is at once a qualitative term and a historical concept. In everyday discourse, the term baroque is

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Repertories: Baroque

in Early Music

April 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pre- and Early Medieval Music (Before 800). 5884 words.

‘Repertories: Baroque’ covers the music of the Baroque era. Baroque music was filled with passion, drama, rhetoric, and gesture, with opera spanning the entire age. Baroque musical style...

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American Baroque

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 242 words.

Instrumental ensemble. Founded in 1986 in San Francisco by Stephen Schultz (principal flutist with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Musica Angelica),

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baroque gardens

in The Oxford Companion to the Garden

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden. 724 words.

The term baroque embraces several nuances of meaning which make it admirably useful, in a vague sort of way, to

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Urban Baroque

in Colonial Latin American Literature

November 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (American). 5307 words.

‘Urban Baroque’ explores baroque in Latin America. Baroque can be seen in the architecture of strange familiarity of New World churches. Baroque literature sought to take control of Latin...

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