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  • Margaret Kochamma's tiny, ordered life relinquished itself to this truly baroque bedlam with the quiet gasp of a warm body entering a chilly sea.†   (source)
  • Six Chronos Keep jutted from the easternmost rim of the great Bridle Range: a grim, baroque heap of sweating stones with three hundred rooms and halls, a maze of lightless corridors leading to deep halls, towers, turrets, balconies overlooking the northern moors, airshafts rising half a kilometer to light and rumored to drop to the world's labyrinth itself, parapets scoured by cold winds from the peaks above, stairways— inside an†   (source)
  • Such baroque planning and complex execution don't leave much room for naive, spontaneous composition.†   (source)
  • And the next great epoch in the history of mankind is the Baroque.†   (source)
  • He established a network of mysterious contacts that enabled him to buy antiques, particularly baroque French porcelain, for which he had a weakness.†   (source)
  • The small calliope inside the carousel machinery rattle-snapped its nervous-stallion shivering drums, clashed its harvest-moon cymbals, toothed its castanets, and throatily choked and sobbed its reeds, whistles, and baroque flutes.†   (source)
  • Baroque.†   (source)
  • One of them will be Russian Baroque and another will be No Kissing and another will be Dollar Bar and another will be If the Accident Will, and so on.†   (source)
  • An old seed-company calendar from Monterrey was nailed to the wall above them and in the corner stood an empty wire birdcage hung from a floorpedestal like some baroque lampstand.†   (source)
  • She came out into Old Town Squarethe stern spires of Tyn Church, the irregular rectangle of Gothic and baroque houses.†   (source)
  • Of course the film was strange at first, elusive in its references and filled with baroque apparitions and hard to adapt to—you wouldn't want it any other way Overcomposed close-ups, momentous gesturing, actors trailing their immense bended shadows and there was something to study in every frame, the camera placement, the shapes and planes and then the juxtaposed shots, the sense of rhythmic contradiction, it was all spaces and volumes, it was tempo, mass and stress.†   (source)
  • Max sat down to take a breather, perusing some of the spines before him: Great Works of the Nineteenth Century, Art of the Baroque, Secret Techniques of the Old Masters, Dada and Surrealism, The Genius of Rembrandt, Hidden Symbols of Bernini, A Renaissance of Art and Man, Dutch Masters of the Seventeenth Century, The Postmodern Dilemma ..."David," Max hissed, overwhelmed by the thick books and unfamiliar names.†   (source)
  • Among many, many others, the following things were definitely not interesting: the pupillary sphincter, mitosis, baroque architecture, jokes that have physics equations as punch lines, the British monarchy, Russian grammar, and the significant rule that salt has played in human history.]†   (source)
  • Do you know baroque?†   (source)
  • In Korean, there are no separate sounds for L and R, the sound is singular and without a baroque Spanish trill or roll.†   (source)
  • Felicia set aside pails of them but selected only one, a mother-of-pearl shell, a baroque Spanish fan with which later to taunt her suitors.†   (source)
  • A cadet in full-dress salt-and-pepper looked like a baroque piece from a nineteenth-century chess set.†   (source)
  • She purred along up the east side of the bay, presently climbed into the Berkeley hills and arrived close to midnight at a sprawling, many-leveled, German-baroque hotel, carpeted in deep green, going in for curved corridors and ornamental chandeliers.†   (source)
  • As with the marathon venery just completed, I could hear the action in almost baroque detail but the speech stayed muffled and indistinct, so I got the impression of shuffling angry feet, chairs wrenched around impatiently, banged doors, and voices rising in rage uttering words I was only partly able to comprehend.†   (source)
  • But seldom have both views been so clearly present at the same time as in the Baroque.†   (source)
  • This is a baroque chapel, Robert, not some damn German castle!†   (source)
  • Did Shakespeare live in the Baroque period?†   (source)
  • Half of the sculpting done in Renaissance and Baroque Rome was for the funeraries.†   (source)
  • The church was lavish baroque ....gilded walls and altars.†   (source)
  • Baroque buildings were typified by a lot of ornate nooks and crannies.†   (source)
  • The Baroque period was also an age of conflict in a political sense.†   (source)
  • We could say that the Baroque period in Sweden came to an end with the murder of Gustav III.†   (source)
  • The word 'baroque' comes from a word that was first used to describe a pearl of irregular shape.†   (source)
  • We had in Norway a genuine Baroque poet called Fetter Dass, who lived from 1647 to 1707.†   (source)
  • Yes, but the theater of the Baroque period was more than an art form.†   (source)
  • The assassination of Gustav III wasn't until 1792, but the circumstances were quite baroque.†   (source)
  • Previously we spoke of the Renaissance, the Baroque period, and the Enlightenment.†   (source)
  • When they were not comparing life to a stage, the Baroque poets were comparing life to a dream.†   (source)
  • I liked the shameless extravaganza: gold leaf and baroque excesses did not put me off.†   (source)
  • Cooper nodded, and turned the group's attention toward their reflection in a nearby baroque mirror.†   (source)
  • And the freaks, who had been toting the baroque dump, now fled to shadows.†   (source)
  • Without any hints whatsoever, he said, 'Baroque.†   (source)
  • None of the baroque ecstasy, none of the grotesque compulsion.†   (source)
  • The light from the single source threw the baroque detailing of Montana's body into sharp relief.†   (source)
  • No rambling weeds here, no tattered wreaths, no jumble and confusion; nothing like the baroque efflorescences of Europe.†   (source)
  • I was so shaken that I had to look around to get my bearings — frothy gray facade of the Alwyn, like some lurid dementia of the Baroque—and the floodlights on the cut-work, the Christmas decorations on the door of Petrossian struck some deep-embedded memory gong: December, my mother in a snow hat: here baby, let me run around the corner and buy some croissants for breakfast ... I was so distracted that a man coming fast round the corner whacked straight into me: "Watch it!"†   (source)
  • Robert Langdon had no idea where he was or how long he had been unconscious when he opened his eyes and found himself staring up at the underside of a baroque, frescoed cupola.†   (source)
  • The Baroque period gave birth to modern theater—with all its forms of scenery and theatrical machinery.†   (source)
  • Irregularity was typical of Baroque art, which was much richer in highly contrastive forms than the plainer and more harmonious Renaissance art.†   (source)
  • It has often been said that the political situation in the Baroque period was not unlike its art and architecture.†   (source)
  • He was a gigantic figure here in Scandinavia, marking the transition from the Baroque period to the Age of Enlightenment.†   (source)
  • One of the Baroque period's favorite sayings was the Latin expression 'carpe diem'—'seize the day.'†   (source)
  • We are going to talk about the seventeenth century—or what we generally refer to as the Baroque period.†   (source)
  • He wrote his greatest plays around the year 1600, so he stands with one foot in the Renaissance and the other in the Baroque.†   (source)
  • The fairy tale was the absolute literary ideal of the Romantics—in the same way that the absolute art form of the Baroque period was the theater.†   (source)
  • This is a typical Baroque feature, describing in the same text the earthly and the here and now—and the celestial and the hereafter.†   (source)
  • The Baroque such stuff as dreams are made on Sophie heard nothing more from Alberto for several days, but she glanced frequently into the garden hoping to catch sight of Hermes.†   (source)
  • Beethoven was in a sense a 'free' artist—unlike the Baroque masters such as Bach and Handel, who composed their works to the glory of God, mostly in strict musical forms.†   (source)
  • In many senses, the Baroque period was characterized by vanity or affectation But at the same time a lot of people were concerned with the other side of the coin; they were concerned with the ephemeral nature of things.†   (source)
  • The Baroque period?†   (source)
  • Four sturdy mules pulled his wagon, a baroque-looking tank that appeared equal parts carriage and strongbox.†   (source)
  • The topiaries that had once been pruned with aspirations toward the baroque finished in a hopeless, tortured state, besieged by snails and disease.†   (source)
  • The train put wheels under them and here they run down the long road out of the Gothic and Baroque; look at their wagons and coaches, the carving like medieval shrines, all of it stuff once drawn by horses, mules, or, maybe, men.†   (source)
  • At first she dared to take only what was in the abandoned rooms and the basement, but when she had sold everything there she took the antique chairs from the drawing room, one by one, the baroque room dividers, the colonial chests, the engraved screens, and even the dining-room linens.†   (source)
  • She told me that the Christopher Columbus was a thriving business and that every year she renovated part of the decor, replacing the stranded hulls of Polynesian shipwrecks with severe monastic cloisters, and baroque garden swings with torture racks, depending on the latest fashion.†   (source)
  • 'Above, like a great baroque peacock striding the bricks and asphalt, the freaks' eyes opened out, to stare, to search office roofs, church spires, read dentists' and opticians' signs, check dime and dry goods stores as drums shocked plate glass windows and wax dummies quaked in facsimiles of fear.†   (source)
  • It was silent here, and save for the blazing stars, enfoldingly dark; bizarre spires and minarets, Gothic roofs, baroque towers loomed in spindly silhouette against the city's afterglow.†   (source)
  • Music for me at this moment was almost so much in itself a reason for being that had I been deprived too long of this or that wrenching harmony, or some miraculously stitched tapestry of the baroque, I would have unhesitatingly committed dangerous crimes.†   (source)
  • Scene: a Baroque fountain in a nobleman's grounds.†   (source)
  • Night after night in her baroque palace she wrote and rewrote the incredible pages, forcing from her despairing mind those miracles of wit and grace, those distilled chronicles of the viceregal court.†   (source)
  • This was my conversion to the Baroque.†   (source)
  • he knows that I will know at once where be is when I find him gone, thinking of the two of them, the sombre vengeful woman who was his mother and the grim rocklike man who had looked at him every day for ten days with absolutely no alteration of expression at all, facing one another in grim armistice after almost thirty years in that rich baroque drawing room in that house which he called home since apparently everybody seemed to have to have a home, the man who he was now sure was his father not humble now either (and he, Bon, proud of that), not saying even now I was wrong but I admit that it is so—Jesus, think of his heart then, during those two days, with the old gal throwing Judith a†   (source)
  • and Bon whom Mr Compson had called a fatalist but who, according to Shreve and Quentin, did not resist Henry's dictum and design for the reason that he neither knew or cared what Henry intended to do because he had long since realised that he did not know yet what he himself was going to do, —four of them who sat in that drawing room of baroque and fusty magnificence which Shreve had invented and which was probably true enough, while the Haiti-born daughter of the French sugar planter and the woman who Sutpen's first father-in-law had told him was a Spaniard (the slight dowdy woman with untidy gray-streaked raven hair coarse as a horse's tail, with parchment-colored skin and implacabl†   (source)
  • Quentin did not answer him, did not pause, his voice level, curious, a little dreamy yet still with that overtone of sullen bemusement, of smoldering outrage: so that Shreve, still too, resembling in his spectacles and nothing else (from the waist down the table concealed him; anyone entering the room would have taken him to be stark naked) a baroque effigy created out of colored cake dough by someone with a faintly nightmarish affinity for the perverse, watched him with thoughtful and intent curiosity.)†   (source)
  • Henry would not let him; it was the probation, you see) when she received a letter from him saying We have waited long enough, she and Clytie should begin at once to fashion a wedding dress and veil out of rags and scraps; Ellen, the esoteric, the almost baroque, the almost epicene objet d'art which with childlike voracity she essayed to include in the furnishing and decoration of her house; Sutpen, the man whom, after seeing once and before any engagement existed anywhere save in his wife's mind, he saw as a potential threat to the (now and at last) triumphant coronation of his old hardships an†   (source)
  • The baroque chairs, with little upholstered cushions on the arms, were placed around a circular, brass-trimmed table; behind this stood the sofa, likewise baroque and strewn with silk plush pillows.†   (source)
  • I don't even mean Baroque!†   (source)
  • When it was time for the meeting, Nemur steered us through the gigantic lobby with its heavy baroque furnishings and huge curving marble staircases, and we moved through the thickening knots of handshakers, nodders, and smilers.†   (source)
  • Looking down, I could see it was a string of small baroque pearls, those irregularly shaped productions of freshwater mussels, interspersed with tiny pierced-work gold roundels.†   (source)
  • The bracelet was a lovely thing, a single row of large baroque pearls, set between twisted gold chains.†   (source)
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