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Contemporary & Historic Architecture

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Design +4 Age Levels Intermediate (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (12 to 15 years old)

How does the past influence the present and future? Compare forms in contemporary architecture with those of buildings from ancient and Renaissance times. What similarities can you find?

The Guggenheim

Smithsonian American Art Museum

NMNH Plan of Section on Northwest and Southwest Axis

Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Elevation of a villa

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Stage Design, The Erectheion on the Acropolis, Athens, Greece

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Soaring New York

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Two Skyscrapers, with Additional Elevation and Plan Views

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The Boston Society of Architects

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Tower of Pisa

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Monticello [lantern slide]

Archives of American Gardens

A Tribute to Michael Graves

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Design for Best Products Showroom, "Notch" Project

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Prefabricated Modular Group Clinic Design

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Corner Detail of the Rockefeller Apartment Building

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The Great Court of Ramses II, Luxor, Egypt, [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

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