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Ch 9: Famous Architectural Works

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This chapter is a great way to study up on some famous architectural works from around the world. Each lesson will cover a specific work, such as the Empire State Building and the Paris Opera house, as well as discuss its architect, style and history.

Famous Architectural Works - Chapter Summary

Potential architecture students or individuals interested in learning more about notable architectural works around the world can use this chapter to enhance their architecture knowledge. This chapter contains helpful lessons that go over specific architectural works, their design and their significance to the field. Each lesson is taught by an experienced instructor, who will share his or her expertise with you in a convenient online format.

In addition to the lessons, the chapter also contains helpful practice quizzes as well as a final exam that allow you to go over the chapter's major points once you have completed each of the lessons. The chapter also allows you to message the lesson instructors directly for further clarification on specific points. As you complete different lessons and quizzes, make sure that you track your progress using your personal Dashboard. Some of the works you can learn about in this chapter are:

  • Empire State Building
  • Salk Institute
  • Kimbell Art Museum
  • Katsura Imperial Villa
  • Paris Opera House
  • La Sagrada Familia
  • The Crystal Palace

18 Lessons in Chapter 9: Famous Architectural Works
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Kimbell Art Museum: Architecture & Architect

1. Kimbell Art Museum: Architecture & Architect

The Kimbell Art Museum, located in Fort Worth, Texas, houses a small art collection that focuses on excellence over quantity. The museum is composed of two buildings designed (about 40 years apart) by renowned and influential architects, Louis Kahn and Renzo Piano.

Katsura Imperial Villa: Architecture & Garden

2. Katsura Imperial Villa: Architecture & Garden

In this lesson, we will be going over Katsura Imperial Villa, a hidden national treasure to Japan. A brief history of the site as well as an overview of the styling of the gardens and architecture will be covered.

The Paris Opera House: History & Architecture

3. The Paris Opera House: History & Architecture

If you've ever read the book 'The Phantom of the Opera,' or seen the musical and movies based on it, you've been introduced to the grandeur that is the Paris Opera House. Finished in 1875, it still stands today as one of Paris's finest examples of 19th-century architecture.

The Crystal Palace: Building, Conquest & Great Exhibition

4. The Crystal Palace: Building, Conquest & Great Exhibition

Different buildings leave different legacies on the world. In this lesson, we'll explore the history of the Crystal Palace, and see how this incredible structure changed the world of the 19th century.

Trinity Church in Boston: History & Architecture

5. Trinity Church in Boston: History & Architecture

Boston is an old city full of history. Many of its buildings have been around for longer than America has been a country. Even some of its newer buildings are over 100 years old, such as Trinity Church. In this lesson, we will exam the history, architectural style and changes to Trinity Church through the years.

Kiyomizu-Dera Temple: History & Facts

6. Kiyomizu-Dera Temple: History & Facts

There are several great temples around the world. In this lesson, we're going to check out the Kiyomizu-Dera temple and see what makes it such a notable and inspirational structure.

Temple of Heaven: Architecture, History & Facts

7. Temple of Heaven: Architecture, History & Facts

The Temple of Heaven is a complex of religious buildings dating back to 1420. Its Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest has become an icon of the city of Beijing.

Erechtheion Temple: Architecture, Caryatids & Facts

8. Erechtheion Temple: Architecture, Caryatids & Facts

Atop the Acropolis in Athens, Greece sits the asymmetrical Erechtheion, an ancient temple dating back to the Golden Age of Greece under the leadership of Pericles.

Catherine Palace: Architecture & Interior

9. Catherine Palace: Architecture & Interior

Discover the Catherine Palace famous for its lavish Rococo-styled facade and elaborate classical interiors. Learn about its architectural development and historical significance.

Architecture of the Louvre Palace

10. Architecture of the Louvre Palace

The world's largest and most famous museum has humble roots, serving as a fortress and dungeon before being converted to a royal palace and then finally a museum. These changes took hundreds of years and it wasn't until 1993 that the Louvre was complete.

Hagia Sophia Interior & Mosaics

11. Hagia Sophia Interior & Mosaics

In this lesson, explore the interior of one of the most influential buildings of all time: the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Learn about its use of interior design, artwork, mosaics, and materials to decorate this important architectonic landmark.

Hagia Sophia Dome: Construction & Design

12. Hagia Sophia Dome: Construction & Design

In this lesson, learn about the characteristics of one of the most important architectural achievements of all time: the Hagia Sophia dome. Explore the design and construction of this masterpiece, including its key structural elements.

The Great Hypostyle Hall at Karnak: Architecture & Facts

13. The Great Hypostyle Hall at Karnak: Architecture & Facts

Have you ever stood in a forest of stone? The interior of the Great Hypostyle Hall at Karnak in Egypt conveys such a feeling. In this lesson, learn about the hall's architecture and explore facts about its structure and decoration.

Palais Garnier: Architecture & Facts

14. Palais Garnier: Architecture & Facts

The Palais Garnier is a French opera house in Paris, France and was designed by architect Charles Garnier. Let's learn about the architecture of the Palais Garnier and talk about its main features.

Prague Castle: History & Facts

15. Prague Castle: History & Facts

Princes, emperors and invaders. Massive cathedrals and fortified walls. What do all of these things have in common? In this lesson, you'll find out by exploring the fascinating history of Prague Castle.

Westminster Abbey: History, Tombs & Facts

16. Westminster Abbey: History, Tombs & Facts

One of the most important examples of Gothic architecture in England is Westminster Abbey. The official name of Westminster Abbey is the Collegiate Church of St. Peter at Westminster. This church is responsible to the crown alone rather than the Church of England. This lesson will focus on the history of Westminster Abbey and it's importance in British history.

The Architect & Construction of Westminster Abbey

17. The Architect & Construction of Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey was built for royal celebration and worship. Imagine the intricate architecture and learn about the individuals that influenced the design.

Big Ben: Architecture & Style

18. Big Ben: Architecture & Style

Built in 1859, Big Ben is an icon in England, sitting at the north end of the Westminster Palace. Its history and architecture are unique. Learn more about the architecture and style of Big Ben in this lesson.

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