Modern architecture was born in Europe around 1750 at the time when the continent had entered new era which is known today as the enlightenment. The first architectural productions were that of the so-called 'Romantic Classicism'. The notion indicates a strong influence of classical architecture, which was a dominant architecture from the previous period, and a new thought of Romanticism which promotes a freedom of will to re-formalize the absolute rules of Classical architecture following ones preferences. Hence, there was an emerging revival of many classical styles of building in variety of combinations, performing they so-called 'electic building styles' under the general term of 'Neo-classicism'. As it was, this eclectic style embodied some of classical elements such as symmetry and absolute geometry but neglecting all of the architectural orders and necessary hierarchy of classification related to such orders. On the contrary, it tried to find new classification systems under a new bekief that architectural works is 'a decorated structure'. Hence, new classification would be found either through the examination of the so-called 'primary form' or by studying types of construction.
Hence, are we actually progressing or is it the reverse?