Neo-Classicism


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Neo-Classicism

(1900–1920)
A revival stylebased primarily on Greek and to a lesser extent on Roman orders, producing symmetrically arranged buildings of monumental proportions. Colossal pedimented porticos were flanked by a series of pilasters. The arch was not used, and enriched moldings are rare. The preference was for simple geometric forms and smooth surfaces. The design was based on the assembly of separate volumes, each dedicated to a single function.
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The Town Hall bears features typical of the twentieth century revival of Neo-classicism.
In contrast to Neo-Classicism, Baroque art and architecture seemed grotesque, excessive and out of control.
lt;< Neo-classicism >> cannot have a definite meaning until << classicism >> has a definite meaning.
128); the theme is central to Dominique Bertrand's recent work on laughter in French neo-classicism (Dire le rire a l'age classique (Aix-en-Provence: University de Provence, 1995)), which is curiously absent from the volume.
At New York City Ballet, she and Peter Martins epitomized the coolest, loftiest principles of neo-classicism (think the pure whiteness of Balanchine's Chaconne).
Cellist Kate Gould explained that it had some neo-classicism, some Russian chant, harmonic dissonance alongside conventional harmony - and some echoes of Shostakovich.
This new building will have the gothic marvel of the Weatherspoons bar to one side, the elegant neo-classicism of the Literary and Philosophical Society opposite and the stylish turn-of-the-century commercial grandeur of the Collingwood Buildings alongside.
Quite the contrary, as a small group of drawings at Marlborough revealed; he actively repudiated the debased version of neo-classicism taught in French art schools at the end of the nineteenth century.
He takes us from the origins of Imperial Neo-Classicism up to its demise in favour of the Neo-Gothic and Indo-Saracenic, while never losing sight of why the buildings are there in the first place.
Brisk, refined and very urgent, Jag's sinewy GT still makes you feel special, still turns plenty of heads and has, over the years, assumed a rather pleasant neo-classicism all of its own.
Landscapes became a subject by themselves until neo-classicism appeared, bringing again a new reading of the past, as Italian artists had done in previous centuries (461).
Balanchine came to America, he was impressed with the American speed and created neo-classicism for the American dancer,'' Mitchell said during a telephone interview from his office in New York City.