SVIBOR - Project code: 6-02-119


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Project code: 6-02-119


Main researcher: MARKOVIĆ, VLADIMIR (28830)

Type of research: basic
Duration from: 01/01/91. to 12/31/95.

Papers on project (total): 25
Institution name: Institut za povijest umjetnosti, Zagreb (20)

Summary: Architecture of the Baroque priod represents one of the basic chapters of the Croatian cultural heritage. During the Baroque epoch numerous new settlements appeared, old town nuclea were enlarged and in the country representative dwellings and residencies built. In the flourishing period of the Counter-reformation and the renewed religiousness increased was the number of new churches and the old ones were rebuilt. The baroque period represents the true time of modern shaping of the Croatian territory. Regarding the huge number of monuments and limited potentials we dispose with for the above mentioned project Typology of the Baroque architecture in Croatia our intention had to be restricted to the research field of sacral architecture. Particular reason for this decision lays in a fact that the church itself was always in the former historical periods the eminent and the most representative task in architecture as it was bearing all the characteristical fundamental distinctions and stylistic features. Concerning the territory our option was the Adriatic Croatia with the final aim to accomplish the book The Baroque churches on the Adriatic coast of Croatia. This topic has not been up to now monographically elaborated, as the writers and scientists considered it predominantly while surveying other artistic phenomena. (E.g. A. Horvat, R. Matejčić, K.Prijatelj, Baroque in Croatia, Zagreb 1982). Such surveys encompass only stylistically characteristical monuments studied as single and not reciprocically connected examples. For that reason our title of the project denotes that architecture is to be examined on the basis of typological and not stylistic features in order to enclose all and not only stylistically characteristical sacral buildings of the Baroque period on the Adriatic coast.

Keywords: Baroque,church,architectural type,nave,chapel,ceiling,vault wooden or masonry,building construction,Istra,Hrvatsko primorje,Dalmatia

Research goals: Project goals and expected results are: 1. To establish the data system of the 17th and 18th century churches in Croatia on the basis of the typological features of their architecture. 2. To examine the architectural features of the churches in question according to their typological characteristics. 3. To scrutinize the distinctive features of particular architectural types, defining their origins, standards and varieties and particularly the ambiguity of the hybrid solutions, that emerge out of various typological specimens. 4. To elaborate the maps that survey time and space components of the architectural types spread on the territory of Croatia embraced by this project. 5. To examine those buildings that do not appertain to the defined typological groupings. There are but few examples which for their architectural complexity and high technical building demands have not directly influenced the architectural practice in Croatia. 6. To set the established data system on church architecture as well as their typological divsion for the computerized data word processing. In respect of the very restrictied financial resources, the research was conducted mainly on the topic concerning the sacral architecture in the Northern Adriatic Croatia. Besides the several published scientific works, the result of the project research will be the book-atlas under the title CHURCHES OF THE 17TH AND 18TH CENTURY IN ISTRIA.


  1. Name of project: ATLAS SVJETSKOG BAROKA
    Name of institution: UNESCO


  1. Name of institution: Ministarstvo za prosvjetu i kulturu RH
    Type of institution: Institution whose primary activities ar
    City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia

  2. Name of institution: Državna uprava za zaštitu spomenika kulture i prirode
    Type of institution: State administration
    Type of cooperation: Financial support
    City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia

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Last update: 10/09/95