Sunday, March 15, 2009

macro : micro...

hope everyone enjoyed a restful spring break....but now, it’s back to business, picking up where we left off with the MICRO : MACRO entries on the following blogs…elizabeth green, cara schwall, haley sudderth, brittany stiles, and rachel cash.

organized her post with an intro and summary to help frame the prompts, suggesting that MACRO represents ideas about the structure itself while MICRO represents “a more internal meaning.” with well-woven quotes from roth and blakemore, she brings us to the world of the renaissance, intimately connecting that time and place with, among other places, rome….casting both worlds in a “bread and circus” frame. nicely done!

cara characterizes architecture as “a COMPOSITION made of details,” taking care to link her studies in history with her studio work as well as her drawing classes. she theorizes about meanings for domes in the renaissance as symbols of unity, connecting back to their roman prototypes. in citing roth, cara wrote about the circle and square as “basic design modules…delineated by classical columns, arches, and entablatures derived from Roman sources (Roth 362),” an example of a useful citation that demonstrates her command roth as a resource available for the course. where’s blakemore?
cara's drawing to demonstrate assemblages coming together in the foust [?] building, linking drawing + history class.

haley brings work from drawing class, studio, and current as well as past weeks from history and theory class, making an IMPRESSION, defining that as both a “long lasting” and “remembered” moment. he blog post makes an IMPRESSION on the reader that she reminds us all that when we express ideas, we should strive for “a positive reaction and a sense of professionalism” and by “adding DETAIL to your drawings or a design” to enhance work. with a variety of illustration techniques, haley shows her growing skill and her demonstration of professionalism in her work.
haley's cathedral drawing reminds us that the impression left by these buildings is one of strong unities.

at the orange [nice color!] mustang, brittany subjects the reader through overly succinct and disconnected definitions for each of the prompts. she also misses the opportunity to summarize her thoughts about the week’s vocabulary and any connection outside history class. two roth citations do not suggest an understanding by brittany of reading for the course. she includes DETAILed drawings and DIAGRAMS.
brittany leads the way this week in demonstrating a variety of drawing techniques + diagrams,
quite useful for the precedent analysis project later in the semester.

and onto rachel, who guides the reader through a discussion of PORCH : COURT : HEARTH, stopping both in greece and rome to remind the reader of antecedents to the tripartite way of organizing gothic cathedrals. a brief summary could use more articulation to fully resonate with the writing in the remainder of the post. check out her drawing for IMPRESSION of a gothic cathedral interior….sweet!
another drawing of unity in gothic cathedrals, this one from rachel's hand.

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