neoclassical neoclassical  /ˌni oʊ ˈklæ sɪ kəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) characteristic of a revival of an earlier classical style

Usage(s):

  1. Adding a new wing to a neoclassical museum, Holl devised a spectacular update on classicism: an irregular series of volumes that cascade down the museum's lawn and glow from within.
  2. Bronislava Nijinska, 81, grande dame of neoclassical ballet; of a heart attack; in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
  3. And now its mlange of Spanish, French, neoclassical and Caribbean architecture is being lovingly restored by farsighted investors.

News

  • Nashville Symphony closes in on deal with lenders

    Bank of America had set Friday as an auction date for the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the neoclassical home of the Nashville Symphony built at a price tag of $123.5 million.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Tennessean

Quotes

  1. "Grecian Taste and Roman Spirit brings together objects from across the Getty to illuminate a singular episode in the history of classical archaeology and neoclassical taste," said Michael Brand, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum. "The...
    on May 29, 2008 By: Michael Brand Source: Art Daily

  2. "He"-Knight-"really thought that Keynes was the devil," Samuelson recalled. "He didn't believe in God, but he knew a devil when he saw one. He insisted that the old economic system-the neoclassical one worked pretty well, except in the Great...
    on Dec 14, 2009 By: Paul Samuelson Source: New Yorker (blog)

  3. "Display cases are a dominant feature and at the Hermitage they range from the neoclassical to the communist periods," Koolhaas said. "Most people tend to look in display cases and not at them."
    on Jan 29, 2008 By: Rem Koolhaas Source: Bloomberg

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