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.
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 have featured Neoclassical architecture style.
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