AP Art History : Analyzing nineteenth-century architecture

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Analyzing Nineteenth Century Architecture

White stone, columns, and marble are distinctive features of which architectural style?

Possible Answers:

Modernist

Beaux-Arts

Neo-Classicism

Baroque

Rococo

Correct answer:

Neo-Classicism

Explanation:

In the enlightenment era of the eighteenth century, many artists and architects looked to classical Greece and Rome as models, spawning the architectural style known as "Neo-Classicism." Featuring white stone, columns, and extensive use of marble, this style is most famous as being used in many of America's government buildings.

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