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Neoclassical Style

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This article will talk about the Neoclassical architectural style and its key characteristics. The style was popularized by John Nash, who designed buildings such as Buckingham Palace and the Cumberland Terrace. [1]


The Neoclassical architectural style started in the mid 18th century in England. The style was influenced by Ancient Greece and Rome due to the increase in exploration.


Some characteristics of Neoclassical Architecture are its enormous scale and simple geometric forms. The style grew to popularity as an answer to the excessive nature as the Rococo style, it was a return to a more basic traditional style. Neoclassical buildings often contain a large number of decorated columns, colonnades, and porticoes. [2][3]

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