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Neoclassical Architecture

Neoclassical Architecture

Author: Aleisha Olson
This lesson will examine Neoclassical architecture.
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Notes on "Neoclassical Architecture"

Terms to Know


A type of sculpture where the background is carved or modeled significantly lower than the forms or figures, but is not viewed in the round.


Enclosed, as within a picture frame.


A surface that is thinly covered with gold paint, or with gold that is hammered into an extremely thin sheet (called gold leaf).


Two-dimensional quality; having flat characteristics.


An act of commitment, dedication, loyalty and/or defense by a citizen of a country.

Civic Responsibility

Expectation of an individual viewed as a member of a society to participate in duties, obligations or functions.



Image of Soufflot, The Panthéon, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pantheon_paris.jpg; Image of Vignon, La Madeleine, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Madeleine_Paris.jpg; Image of Boyle and Kent, Chiswick House, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chiswick_House.jpg; Image of Jefferson, Monticello, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Monticello_2010-10-29.jpg; Image of Jefferson, The Rotunda (University of Virginia), Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:University_of_Virginia_Rotunda_in_2006.jpg;