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.