Neoclassical architecture began in 1800s as a reaction to Rococo and Baroque architectural styles.
Rococo and Baroque architecture focused on elaborate ornaments, detail and decoration.
Neoclassical architecture response was to go back to simple, massive, classical form of the Greek and Roman architecture era.
Neoclassical Architecture Characteristics
- Massive scale
- Symmetrical floorplans
- Simplicity of form
- Built to achieve classical perfection (from Greeks and Romans)
- Uncluttered appearance (minimum decorations)
- Roofs are flat and often domed
- Supported with tall columns (Doric or Ionic)
- Gardens around buildings follow geometric patterns
- Built in 1800s
The temple represents the purest, ideal form for Neoclassical architecture:
A series of columns (Doric or Ionic) are a consistent repeated element in Neoclassical architecture;
Roofs are flat and horizontal and often containing a centered dome.
Building’s facade is usually flat and long with a series of free-standing columns:
Exterior is built to represent classical perfection and simplicity of form.
Decorations are kept to a minimum:
There are often gardens around buildings that followed geometric patterns:
Interiors contain the same principles of massive scale, symmetry, simplicity, and tall columns:
Games That Feature Neoclassical Architecture
Games that have featured Neoclassical architecture style.