Saturday, March 7, 2009

Blog Post Update

Hi Folks.
If you're wondering what to write about in your next blog post, I just want to suggest that we start veering the content back towards the "art history" end of the spectrum and away from the "tool research" end. The original intent of this assignment was to have the students educate one another, one blog entry at a time, about architects, artists and designers who have had an impact. Here, again, is the original list I gave you:

Charles and Ray Eames
Otto Wagner
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Gerrit Rietveld
Greene and Greene
Frank Lloyd Wright
Josef Frank
George Nakashima
Czech Cubists: Pavel Janak, Josef Chocol
Josef Hoffman
Charlotte Perriand
William Morris
Gustav Stickley
Michael Thonet
Arne Jacobsen
Eileen Gray
Alvar Aalto
Shaker Furniture
Martin Puryear
Richard Deacon
Ursula Von Rydingsvard

Researching any one of these folks will inevitably lead you on some new and interesting tangents, even if you're worried that someone has already written about the person you're considering. For example, now that Anne has written a couple of entries about the Arts and Crafts movement, she might want to go and read "The Seven Lamps of Architecture", by John Ruskin, and write about that. (I can help you find it if you're interested.)

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