Borromini

San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane

1665 - 1667

Why is it canonical?

This masterpiece of Roman Baroque architecture was designed by the architect who most epitomized the period and place, Francesco Borromini. This work represents a major departure from the Classical architecture favored by most architects of the time, relying on an interplay of convex and concave across the facade.

Locations

Italy Rome

Periods

Baroque

Media

Architecture

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Borromini

Francesco Borromini, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane

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