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How was the Crystal Palace the culmination of technological developments prior to 1851? Why was the building considered impressive? Why did some criticize it and others even suggest it was not architecture?
Why were international expositions (world's fairs) important to the development of innovative technological solutions? Identify some exposition buildings and explain the innovative technology each embodies. What three key innovations were necessary for tall office buildings to be constructed? What Chicago buildings show the evolution of the tall building in the 1880s and 1890s? What is a "curtain wall"? Why is the Monadnock Building notable? Wainwright Building? The Guaranty Building? The Schlesinger-Meyer (later Carson-Pirie-Scott) Store? The Reliance Building? What is terra cotta? What design innovations are found in Frank Lloyd Wright's houses? What is the "Prairie style"? How were Wright's buildings influenced by the Arts & Crafts Movement? What aspects of his work were independent of the Arts & Crafts? What is the spatial character of Wright's Larkin Building? Of Wright's Unity Church?