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ITALIAN BAROQUE ARCHITECTURE, Borromini; Detail of Sant' Ivo alle Sapienza, by Borromini."Borromini developed an inventive and distinctive architecture. He rejected all classical architects from Brunelleschi to Bernini. Instead, Borromini said that his architecture was based on nature, Michelangelo and the antique. The antique sources Borromini used were not the Colosseum or the Pantheon, but inventive curvilinear buildings such as the pavilion of the Piazza d'Ore at Hadrian's Villa at…

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