Baroque - definition of architectural style

What is Baroque?

Estimated period of occurence (1600 - 1800)

This architecture style appeared in Rome and was developed since the first years of XVII century to almost all the XVIII century. Was born on Rome and was expanded everywhere. The main characteristic was the use of compositions which mixed curved lines, ellipses and spirals and complex figures. On late years of XVIII century adopted an over expressed baroque form which was called Rococo style.