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RC - Comparison from 19th to 20th century architecture?

RC - Comparison from 19th to 20th century architecture?
« on: October 09, 2004, 03:16:08 PM »
Does anyone remember their answer for this question?  It was the second one in the modernist architecture passage, and it asked "The relationship between 18th and 20th century architecture is most like which of the following?" 

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Re: RC - Comparison from 19th to 20th century architecture?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2004, 03:21:48 PM »
Yes, the answer I put (and most people seem to agree with) is the one that deals with the fact that shirts made on an assembly line aren't as expertly tailored as those made by a single person. In the passage, it said that modernism was unduly expensive because showing the internal parts of the building (steel, concrete, etc.) while still being aesthetically pleasing required a degree of skill that was simply not feasible, due in part to the number of different contractors who work on any one building.

Re: RC - Comparison from 19th to 20th century architecture?
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2004, 03:30:27 PM »
yes, i believe that was choice A.

Re: RC - Comparison from 19th to 20th century architecture?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2004, 04:08:49 PM »
But wasn't it asking the relationship between 19th century (i.e. pre-modernism) and the modernists?  I have no idea what I've put and chalked this one up as wrong already; I'm just trying to understand the question better.

Re: RC - Comparison from 19th to 20th century architecture?
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2004, 01:26:11 PM »
I thought the stimulus for this question was not just asking you to compare the pre-modernists with the modernists, but also included the context of the difficulties that modernists face in the 20th century.  Their problems with building were due to having many specialists working together.  For that reason, I chose the analogous situation of a piece of fabric made by assembly line/factory vs. a piece of fabric made by a singular person.

Not sure my memory's right.  Does that sound familiar?

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Re: RC - Comparison from 19th to 20th century architecture?
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2004, 02:14:38 PM »
Labyrinths, you're correct. :).

Re: RC - Comparison from 19th to 20th century architecture?
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2004, 07:16:10 PM »
Sounds like I definitely read the question wrong at the time  :).  Thanks for your help, guys (and girls).