Neoclassicism still influences and will continue influencing design and buildings understanding. The architecture grew as a reaction to the shortcomings of rococo, and as a result,many architectural designs in the modern society have grown as an interpretation or reaction to neoclassical art style. For instance, let us think of a building that is a reaction to neoclassical style, Falling water. Neoclassical style is characterized by upright structure with strong columns and a sturdy base. Most of the government buildings in the west have this style. in contrast, the Falling water is built to co-exist with the surrounding and not to contain the neoclassical structure. Some of the artists feel like the neoclassical style lacked an intellectual revolution since it was a resistance against Baroque and Rococo. Neoclassicism was supposed to create renew revolutionary styles but nothing was actually invented. Modern artists think that neoclassic art was caught up in eclecticism and historicism and failed to develop anything radical. This means that the concept of neoclassicism influences modern design through resistance or reaction to its shortcomings and insufficiencies. Therefore, using the new building and artistic materials brought by industrial revolution, modern designers struggle to improve or introduce the revolutionary styles that neoclassicism failed to introduce.
NEOCLASSICISM AND ROCOCO 15Neoclassical architecture has the most long-lasting influence on architecture. This is s because it is associated with the highest order of public or civic architecture. Neoclassic art represented power and grandeur. In addition, neoclassicism is famous for the most popular decorative arts and interiors. The arts represented in neoclassicism symbolize classical antiquity. In other words; the neoclassical styles inspire many buildings today as a way of emulating the values of the classical societies in the past. The simplicity, proportion, ad symmetry characteristic of neoclassical art is felt in modern design of clothes and music. Modern designs appreciates the fact that neoclassicism is more than just art. It is a form of continued cultural fascination. As long as modern artists continue to visit ancient ruins, and tell stories about classical myths, they remain to be influenced by Neoclassicism legacy. ConclusionRococo style preceded neoclassicism and they both had a relationship with the French Revolution. Rococo developed as a resistance to the Baroque styles while Neoclassic grew as a reaction to the bad taste of Rococo style. Neoclassical art can be identified through clear and sharp outlines and a classical subject matter while rococo can be identified through simple geometric shapes. The changing ideas and developments during the French revolution also brought changes to art and design. Rococo preceded the revolution. Enlightenment contributed tonew revolutionary styles that were to be incorporated in the neoclassical styles, but instead, the style only reflected classical styles of the past.