Michael Graves: Biography, Architecture & Designs


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Michael Graves broke with modern design because:

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1. The Team Disney Building garnered public attention for:

2. The Oregon Municipal Building in Portland was a breakthrough in architecture because:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Michael Graves is one of the more influential architects of the later 20th Century, especially in regard to the architectural style of postmodernism. This assessment focus on some facts about Graves' life and works. The questions will test you on information such as Graves' career and examples of his design.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Some topics that are tested by this quiz are:

  • Graves' break with modernism
  • The Team Disney Building
  • The significance of the Oregon Municipal Building
  • The focus of the Disney Swan Hotel
  • Graves' later projects

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - check to ensure that you can recall the lesson's main points on Michael Graves' life and architectural works
  • Reading comprehension - go beyond the basics of Graves' life and test your understanding of the characteristics of his buildings
  • Knowledge application - use the information from the lesson to identify aspects of Graves' life and design found in the assessment questions

Additional Learning

For more information about Michael Graves, check out the lesson entitled Michael Graves: Biography, Architecture & Designs. Some topics it focuses on are:

  • Michael Graves' biography
  • Postmodern architecture
  • Examples of Graves' buildings
  • Other designs