Thank you to the Supreme Court, the Fourth Estate and their representatives for protecting original works of designers. Copyrights are documented protection for an industry that often doesn’t get enough.
[Spinning Kraftwerk, then Mstrkrft] As I continue research on “A look at Order: Establishment and Progression,” I am honing in my perspectives on history. One of the items I am refining is my perspective on the critical pivot points of history like the death and resurrection of Christ. Another moment being considered is the time of world wars. World War I brings up an interesting turn from decoration in Architectural style; undoubtedly skill was lost in the fighting of World War I, especially in regard to highly detailed craft and the orders of tradesmen who built some of the world’s most opulent space. The war caused a shift in the Architectural expression as a trend, but some appropriation of visual form simplification was necessary to meet the societal contemporary demand.
The archetype has changed: glass towers leave buildings as sleek under clad enclosures. Enclosure is the next level of design and many towers necessitate performance based solutions of glass fenestration rather than balanced ordered form, but the future needs advanced form for good enclosure. How do your sheets balance with glass and composites?
From Chinese business events to hand bags to even the ornithological newsletters in my email, it is here. Color has a powerful presence in culture and one day it becomes more apparent with well ordered color system’s lab values create nice wakes of societal conscience. The association of 66.16, 53.99, 33.96 is more apparent with the digital age; a New York enterprise brought finely tuned color to this world from 1962 on and the world has responded with higher standards of color match. Design has improved communication in slight iterative patterns of advancement.
Snow day in Prescott, does that add a snow season to Prescott? Approximately a week and a half a good snow coverage in the last year makes a reasonable and manageable season with good roads. The birds are out and about but many of the nuthatches and smaller birds probably headed to a lower elevation to stay warm.
From the National Park Service to compliant finishes, it is a name that is associated with a high standard. According to Forbes, the Carnegie family donated a large portion of land to the National Park Service and they have many associations with societal accomplishments of the Gilded age. J. P. Morgan Steel (acquiring Carnegie Steel) have forged the lands of America. A recent listing by CBRE of the Chrysler building is a rare glimpse at historical buildings for sale (National Register of Historic Places #76001237), and likely some of the steel from those Gilded age empires ended up in those structures. What is the value of some of the most valuable assets in American history?
A discussion on the making of the modern world yesterday evening informed this post; prominent universities have previously been cited as missing key fixture points for historical context by discourse leading to the discussion of modernity to be expounded. The end of post-modernism allowed for a modernist revival that fits nicely into the contemporary, but lets define the beginning. Is existential thought by Søren Kierkegaard the founder of modernist thought? The Industrial revolution tooled much of the necessary technology for the health of modern space but stylistically was forming around the work of Louis Sullivan, Ludwig Mies van Der Rohe and Le Corbusier. The first world war created a departure point from Edwardian architecture, the Romantic Age. Along side Architecture, music in the Romantic period was embellished by Pyotr Tchaikovsky with works like Swan Lake. Franz Ferdinand’s death changed the course of society and introduced an age of modernist style and culture. Modernism then led to some of the finest production techniques for industrial design including the work of Poul Henningson who can be attributed to one of the earliest emergent form designers. The funk of mid century modernism helped shape the art of Andy Warhol (as exhibited by contemporary restaurant Casa Lever in the Big Apple). Modernism might have thoroughly wrecked art but it is an age of advanced science through materiality and it is, as previously noted, one of the formidable ages of equality.
Traveling Europe gives you opportunities to visit Royal residences, palaces, restaurants and theme parks. Elaborate woods, metals, enclosures define many of those. The United States has a flashy bunch of society, but generally regions like the West, East, Midwest, Southwest, Northwest, South, Northeast, Pacific Islands, Alaska and even New York are fairly simple. Materials in America have been pushing upward in class and elegance, again. Wide plank flooring is a wood for very high end living like manor residences; terra cotta is the “serif” on society that holds urban value for centuries; graffiti is an art form that defies value; stone is commodity that can be replaced by porcelain. Material value needs correct placement and I hope that sustainability movements will continue to define better use of wood, glass, clay, steel, plastic, felt, et cetera.
A division of Lockheed Martin that produced some of the best combat helicopters around. Engineers did not forget to include their careers in the price of those helicopters, a lesson for Architects and Designers.
The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth – Psalm 97:5