NeoBaroque Architecture

18 Nov
Wallot’s Reichstag (Parliament) Building, Berlin (1889–98) The Alferaki Palace in Taganrog, Russia (1848). The Ashton Memorial in Lancaster, England (1907).
The Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia (1848). The Bode Museum in Berlin, Germany (1904). The Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark (1928).
The Cluj-Napoca National Theatre in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (1904). Neo-Baroque Secessionist. The Ortaköy Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey (1854). The Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul, Turkey (1850).
The Palais Garnier (also known as the Paris Opera) in Paris, France (1875). The Semper Oper in Dresden, Germany (1841). The Széchenyi Medicinal Bath in Budapest, Hungary (1904).
The former royal palace, today the National Art Gallery of Bulgaria in Sofia, Bulgaria (1880). Wenckheim Palace, Budapest, Hungary (1875). Park Club, Budapest, Hungary (1904).
     
 
Neo-Baroque is a term used to describe artistic creations which display important aspects of Baroque style, but are not from the Baroque period proper, around the 17th-18th centuries. It is most frequently used to refer to music or architecture, but can also concern painting or the decorative arts.

There are also number of post-modern buildings in a style that might be called “Baroque” – for example The Dancing House in Prague by Vlado Milunić and Frank Gehry, who have described it as “new Baroque”.


The Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, Japan (1899).

 
Neo-Baroque. Revival of Baroque architecture, or of elements drawn from such architecture, especially towards the end of C19 and the beginning of C20. Examples include Brumwell Thomas’s City Hall, Belfast (1898–1906), Belcher and Joass’s Ashton Memorial, Lancaster (1907–9) (both of which could also be described as Wrenaissance Wallot’s Reichstag (Parliament) Building, Berlin (1889–98), and Cass Gilbert’s gaudy Festival Hall for the St Louis, MO, Purchase Exhibition (1904). Neo-Baroque is also known as the Imperial style.

Bibliography
A. S. Gray (1985);
Pevsner (1976)

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