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The War Office in Whitehall, London (built 1906).

The term Edwardian Baroque refers to the Neo-Baroque architectural style of many public buildings built in the British Empire during the Edwardian era (1901–1910).

The characteristic features of the Edwardian Baroque style were drawn from two main sources: the architecture of France in the 18th century and that of Sir Christopher Wren in England in the 17th. Some of the architecture that borrowed more heavily from the English Baroque architects was known by the term Wrenaissance. This period of British architectural history is considered a particularly backward-looking one, since it is contemporary with Art Nouveau.

Typical details of Edwardian Baroque architecture include heavily rusticated basements, sometimes pierced by round arches (derived from French models); mansard roofs; a profusion of dormer windows; colonnades of (sometimes paired) columns in the Ionic order and domes modelled closely on Wren's for the Royal Naval College in Greenwich. Some Edwardian buildings derive their details from different sources, such as the Dutch gables of Norman Shaw's Piccadilly Hotel in London or the influence of the contemporary Grand Palais in Paris on Cardiff City Hall by the architects Lanchester, Stewart and Rickards.


Notable Edwardian Baroque buildings

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