What was the purpose of this exhibition? Who were some of the organizers? What was the building like

What was the purpose of this exhibition?
Who were some of the organizers?
What was the building like? Why was itimportant?
How did the idea of “Empire” manifest itself at the exhibition?
What was displayed there? Did everyone approve ofit?
American Design
What are some of the styles that inspired American designers in the 19th century? Would you say that this was a homogenous style or one that relied on many influences?
Be prepared to name some of the different design movements (Renaissance Revival, etc.).
Design Reform
How did some designers react to the exhibits at the Crystal Palace?
What were some of the ways that design reformers demonstrated their opposition to the machine produced goods on display?
Why did Ruskin and Pugin advocate the Gothic as a period to emulate?
How did William Morris put some of Ruskin’s ideas into practice in his own work?
Art Nouveau
What were some of the design inspirations for Art Nouveau?
Why was the poster so important at this time? What were some of the innovations in printing?
Consider the role of women and plant imagery in Art Nouveau design
Mackintosh
What were some of the influences and projects of Margaret Macdonald and Charles Mackintosh?
The Bauhaus
What was the philosophy of the BH?
What was the difference between the school in Weimar and the school in Dessau?
Were these differences always clear in the designs?
Who were some of the notable designers from the school?
What was the Frankfurt kitchen and why is it important?
Art Deco
What was the big exhibition of Art Deco and why is it important? (Art Deco continued…)
How does the idea of the exotic influence art deco design?
Was this an exclusive style?

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