Art Deco Architecture: Characteristics, History & Definition


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Which of the following was one of the goals that spurred the development of Art Deco?

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1. What structure is regarded as the first true Art Deco building in the United States and where was it built?

2. Art Deco is very geometric and angular. The style reflected the influence of other early 20th century art movements including which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you know about Art Deco architectural features by answering these study questions. You'll be quizzed on key points like a goal of Art Deco as an architectural movement and a feature of the first Art Deco building in the U.S.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on the following:

  • Style reflected in Art Deco buildings
  • Materials used in these structures
  • Art Deco decorative elements

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Art Deco architectural features
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a feature of the first Art Deco structure that was built in the U.S. and some decorative elements to these buildings
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the style of Art Deco buildings

Additional Learning

Learn more with the lesson entitled Art Deco Architecture: Characteristics, History & Definition. You'll be going over the following topics:

  • Art Deco explanation
  • Timeline of its history
  • Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen
  • The American Radiator Building
  • Other examples of Art Deco structures
  • Analysis of the characteristics of Art Deco architecture