As you watch the video, you can browse by subject using the course outline and timestamps below. As you progress through the units, you can use the below optional (ungraded) questions to help assess your understanding of the material. Please note that these are not the summative assessment questions to be answered at the end of the course. You will also need to complete the summative assessment in order to earn course credit.
0:00: Introduction to Course Goals; History and Transmission of Grecian Architecture
Review: What mode of knowledge transmission can best be said to be the reason the Grecian language spread to the extent it did in the United States?
Incorrect. While this is the source of most of the Grecian details, it was a very rare source and not available to most individuals.
Correct! Pattern books such as those by Lafever and Benjamin helped put Grecian details into the hands of the common builder.
Incorrect. Architectural studies in colleges and universities was not common, and degrees in architecture were not even available until the 1860’s.
12:20: Historical Use of Precedent
Review: What is an example of an ancient Greek element that began to be used during the Grecian movement?
Incorrect. While the temple front was utilized heavily throughout the Grecian movement, it was used prior as well, getting precedent from many other sources.
Correct! Anta capitals are an element with specifically Greek origins that became known through Stuart and Revett and used heavily after the Grecian movement started.
Incorrect. While you find examples of Tuscan columns mixed in with Greek details, Tuscan elements came from many other, non-Greek sources.
16:35: Precedent for Modern Work
Review: Which building could be used today as precedent for how to design an in-antis façade?
Incorrect. The Bank of Pennsylvania’s facade contained six Ionic columns with no anta or piers at the extremities.
Correct! The Bank of Louisville contains a pair of Ionic columns placed in-antis between the two, battered piers.
Incorrect. The Customs House contains eight Doric columns with no anta or piers at the extremities.
37:13: Effect on the Vernacular; Resources
Review: The Cabinet-Gallery is a great example of a vernacular element that was adapted with the Grecian Language. This element describes:
Correct! The cabinet gallery, being a central, rear gallery common in Louisiana, is just one example of a vernacular element that was adapted with Grecian details.
Incorrect. While front galleries were done in the Grecian language, it is not an element referred to by this term.
Incorrect. This is more accurately described as a peripteral gallery.