ABOUT NEOCLASSICAL ARCHITECURE
Neoclassical architecture is an architectural style derived from the architecture of Classical antiquity, the classical “orders” of architecture, the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian, etc. It frequently employs principles described by the 1st Century Roman architect, Vitruvius, the Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio and later Neoclassicists. Neoclassical architecture tends to be more pure in form than architecture that merely includes classical columns.
Partly because of Thomas Jefferson’s influence, but also because of its associations with the enlightenment, neoclassicism was a favorite style for early colonial and federal-period buildings in America.
NEOCLASSICAL STYLE MOULDINGS
Neoclassical style mouldings are derived from those used in classical temple architecture. Proponents of the style include Inigo Jones, Christopher Wren, and Thomas Jefferson, among others.