Late 19th-Century Architecture: Characteristics, Materials & Famous Works


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What is the difference between Classical and Neoclassical architecture?

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1. What style of architecture can be seen in the Houses of Parliament of England?

2. What was different about the use of cast-iron in the late 19th century?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study tools will help you gauge your knowledge of architecture in the late 19th century. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the difference between Classical and Neoclassical architecture and how the use of cast-iron changes in the late 19th century.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Difference between Neoclassical and Classical architecture
  • Style of architecture used in the British Houses of Parliament
  • Change in the use of cast-iron in the late 19th century
  • What made the Crystal Palace an amazing sight
  • Icons of modernity first displayed at an international industrial exhibition

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about architecture in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Neoclassical and Neo-Gothic
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding 19th-century buildings
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Neoclassical architecture

Additional Learning

To learn more about buildings from this period, review the corresponding lesson on an Overview of Late 19th-Century Architecture. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about building in the late 19th-century
  • Discuss Neoarchitecture
  • Learn about the new building materials being used during the time
  • Discuss notable examples of late 19th-century architecture