The building legacy of the Knights of the Order of St. John is one of the finest periods in the history of Maltese architecture. The Baroque era of resplendent churches, palaces and other monuments is a testimony of the rich architecture heritage bequeathed by the Order.
This monograph provides the reader with a comprehensive survey of the major Baroque churches on the Maltese islands. Each example is accompanied by captivating monochrome photographic images which compliment the text. Architect Conrad Thake includes the diverse selection of Baroque churches with an essay that traces the evolution of Maltese religious architecture during the rule of the Order (1530-1798). He highlights the main churches designed by the principal Baroque architects in Malta, namely Francesco Buonamici, Lorenzo Gafà and Romano Carapecchia. Baroque Churches in Malta is a valuable addition to the literature on Maltese Baroque architecture.