Friday, December 10, 2010

IAR 222: POINT ESSAY EXPLORATIONS

"We do not reject the machine. We welcome it, but we desire to see it mastered."
-Ashbee, 1888

The first section of the unit of explorations is the notion of explorations itself, and by entering the explorations unit, we find ourselves at the medieval revival. This was the spinoff of the arts and crafts movement, also known as the aesthetic movement. The Paris Opera House in Garnier, built in 1875, is a prime example of this due to its grand level of opulence, navigation, and emotion. It was designed around the idea of vision by an individual and other people. The idea was to watch a show while being recognized by others in a sociable manner. The next section of the unit we come to is the inspirations from art, which puts fowarth the effort of good design for all.