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Barrueco / Barrocco / Baroco / Baroque [ a pearl of irregular shape ]
Adjective relating to or denoting a style of European architecture, music and art of the 17th and 18th centuries that followed mannerism and is characterised by ornate detail. In architecture the period is exemplified by the palace of Versailles and by the work of Bernini in Italy. Major composers include Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel: Caravaggio and Rubens are important baroque artists.   
I dedicate this blogpost to my undergraduate Thesis which took place in Guadalajara, Mexico and Seville, Spain (1994-1995).
Thesis title: "Diagnóstico, Pronóstico y Rehabilitación del templo de San Miguel de Belén".  

The first stage of the project focused on a particular colonial baroque building in Guadalajara, Mexico: 'Templo de San Miguel de Belén" part of the study was to provide a full architectural and artistic survey as no documents related to the site existed (destroyed during the Mexican reform war 1860). The…