The Bauhaus was the most important school of architecture, design, and art of the 20th century. The Bauhaus Archive/Museum of Design in Berlin is concerned with the history and impact of the Bauhaus. Visit their website and discuss the influence of the Bauhaus on modern architecture. Discuss why the Bauhaus closed and how its closing affected American design.
19th-century England was the leader of the industrial revolution. As a nation
Great Britain felt secure to express their dominance in industry. The Crystal
Palace was constructed to symbolize British dominance. Visit the Crystal Palace
and discuss the purpose and design of this building.
The Pont du Gard, located outside Nîmes, France is one of the finest remaining
examples of Roman construction. Visit the website
for the Pont du Gard and discuss how this aqueduct was constructed and how it
The Bilbao Museum with its undulating curves and metallic surfaces is a recognizable
landmark throughout the world. Visit the Bilbao Museum website and take a virtual tour. Discuss this building and its use as a modern art museum.
Frank Lloyd Wright was Americas foremost architect. His designs have had an
undeniable influence on American architecture. Visit the Frank Lloyd Wright
website and review his
designs. Compare and contrast Falling Water with Taliesan.
Visit Great Buildings online
and select two architects that you have studied in the text. Compare and contrast
their approach to design.
The Musée d'Orsay is an example of revitalization architecture. Visit the
museum's site and
review the online panoramic tour. Describe and discuss the reuse of this 19th-
century railway station.
The Historic Building Main
Page was established to educate people about the historic architecture around
the world. Visit the site and go to the museum section. Compare and contrast
two museums. Were they designed to be museums or were they revitalized? Are
they well suited to their purpose?