The Georgian period refers to the time period in which the “Georges” ( George I- IV) were in power. During this era architects main interest was to return to the classics. The first half of the period is known as  Neo-Palladian. This era used the architectural style of Andrea Palladio hence the name neo-Palladian an Italian architect of the Renaissance time, Palladio developed his style from the Vitruvius four books of architecture which was a “description of practical system of design and proportion”. Neo-Palladian and Georgian architecture is classical architecture with a modern twist, the best examples of the Georgian style is the red brick house, with cornices of white stone and white-painted woodwork are the key elements of the Georgian style. New forms of public buildings emerge during this time such as banks, civic and government buildings.

Queensberry House by Giacomo Leoni

 

                                                    Queensberry House floor plan

Old Admiralty-Whitehall, London

The Bank of England, by Sir John Soane

 

Somerset House Strand

Georgian style

 

George II Mohagany library bookcase

George II Dolphin table

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