Reference Entry


Edited by F. L. Cross and E. A. Livingstone

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

Third edition

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780192802903
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199566716

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The ornate style of art and architecture which flourished in Italy during the 17th and early 18th cents., and spread throughout mainland Europe, esp. in France and Spain. By means of complex spatial geometry, a harmonious richness of decoration and an unreserved appeal to the emotions, it sought to infuse new life and religious feeling into the cold rigidity of the later Renaissance. Its most notable Italian exponents were ...

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Subjects: Christianity

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