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Unit Seven

Chapter 13

1. List 2 factors that decide the success of any structural system:
__________________ _________________
2. What is another term for “stacking and piling”? ______________________________ 3. The Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian styles are known as the Greek __________. 4. The Byodo-in Temple in Kyoto, Japan, is an example of _______________________ architecture. 5. What is tensile strength? _________________________________________________ 6. The Pont du Gard is an example of the Roman use of the _______. 7. A dome is an _______ rotated 360 degrees on its axis.

8. Describe a hypostyle hall. ________________________________________________ 9. During which century were the following types of columns developed?
Doric : _____ century
Ionic: _____ century
Corinthian: ______ century
10. What are the 2 basic families of structural systems? (p.280) ________________________________________________________________________ 11. Who designed the Langston Hughes Library? _______________________________ 12. A horizontal form supported at only one end is a ____________________. 13. Which structure built for the 1889 World’s Fair was an experiment in iron construction? ____________________________________________________________ 14. R. Buckminster Fuller is most famous for his design of the ____________ dome. 15. The International style emphasizes clean ______, geometric _____, and avoidance of superficial ___________________. 16. A ___________ ____________ is an arch extended in depth, as if there are “many arches placed flush one behind the other”. 17. How did builders of Gothic cathedrals reinforce the walls of their architecture? _____________________________________________________________________ 18. Fallingwater is an example of “organic” architecture by _______ ________ _______ 19. Was John Russell Pope’s National Gallery initially praised for its innovative style? _ 20. The...
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