Chapter 13

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The Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian styles are known as the:
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Greek orders.
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Built almost 2000 years ago, the ________ is an enduring testament to the Roman use of the arch.
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Pont du Gard at Nîmes
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The round opening in the dome of the Pantheon is called a(n)
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oculus
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Stacking and piling is another term for:
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load-bearing construction.
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Builders of Gothic cathedrals reinforced the walls of their architecture from the outside with:
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both piers and flying buttresses.
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A dome is generated by rotating ________ 360 degrees about a vertical central axis.
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an arch
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The ability of a material to span horizontal distances with a minimum of support is called:
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tensile strength.
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The International style emphasizes:
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All of these.
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________ is most famous for his design of the geodesic dome.
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R. Buckminster Fuller
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Two factors that decide the success of any structural system are:
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weight and tensile strength.
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A flying buttress is an arched exterior support system found on:
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a Gothic cathedral.
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The two basic families of structural systems in architecture are:
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the shell and the skeleton-and-skin.
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When a large hall is built using post-and-lintel construction methods, the resulting "virtual forest of columns" is called a:
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hypostyle hall.
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The skeleton-and-skin structure the Crystal Palace was designed by ____________ in 1851.
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Joseph Paxton
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A ________ is a horizontal form supported at only one end.
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cantilever
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Fallingwater (the Kaufmann House in Mill Run, Pennsylvania) is a prime example of the "organic" architecture of:
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Frank Lloyd Wright.