Influential 19th & 20th Century Architects


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How was I. M. Pei's style different from other architects at the time?

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1. Which architect practiced the Prairie Style of architecture?

2. How are buildings understood in High Tech architecture?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The 19th and 20th Centuries saw something of a Renaissance in the field of architecture, with numerous acclaimed architects contributing some of the world's most famous buildings and influencing new architectural styles. This assessment will test you on some basic information on famous architects of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Some things you'll be tested on in the quiz questions include specific architects and the various architectural styles relevant to them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The architect who contributed to the first skyscrapers
  • The Prairie Style
  • High Tech architecture
  • The Bauhaus School
  • Architects and the schools they worked in

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure you can accurately recall information on some of the most important architects and architectural styles of the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • Defining key concepts - using the knowledge you've gained from the lesson, test your understanding of the definitions of specific architectural schools, such as Prairie Style, Bauhaus, and High Tech
  • Distinguishing differences - make sure you can differentiate between architects on the basis of their works and the defining characteristics of each style

Additional Learning

To learn more about architecture in the 19th and 20th Centuries, review the corresponding lesson called Influential 19th and 20th Century Architects. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of architecture
  • Skyscrapers
  • Revivalist architecture
  • Modern architecture
  • Bauhaus and International styles
  • High Tech style