Sacral architecture of the baroque
Sacral constructions in the age of baroque were frequently copying techniques well known from earlier epochs. Longitudinal churches were built, based on the rectangle’s form, as well as central buildings were common, based on circle, polygons and Greek crosses. Horizontal projection based on ellipsis was also very widespread. In consequence, elliptic vaults and domes were constructed in vast majority of churches. Arches on monasteries’ vaults were based on elliptic curves.