Beaux Arts Architecture

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September 27, 2012 by MsDailyLife

The Beaux-Arts architectural style incorporated elaborate, symmetrical, sculptural decoration with conservative modern lines, inspired by French and Italian Baroque, Rococo (“late Baroque”) and Classicist architecture.

It had various iterations between 1671-1920, peaking with “The Gilded Age” in the US, and found in cities everywhere, including Paris (of course), Buenos Aires, Hanoi, Shanghai, Melbourne, Perth, Montreal, Toronto, San Francisco, Boston, New York and Chicago.

The style lives on, with Ralph Lauren recently completing a beautiful new Beaux Arts building at 888 Madison Avenue and 72nd streets in New York.

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