Here’s a cool little article that was brought to my attention over the weekend (thanks again Niharika!) on the historical relationship between form, force, and structure. From the text:
“Following is a very brief review of the work of a number of designers of the early to mid-20th century, all of whom sought expression in new materials and the opportunities to create structural forms. Much of their work has come to symbolize ‘structural art’, as defined by David P Billington…”
Otherwise said, this might be worth a quick read as you brush up on your history. If you’re studying for the SS exam, add this to your list and give yourself a break from calculating lateral forces.
In ARE4 vignette news, NCARB is currently beta testing cloud based vignette software until March 18th. So rejoice if you have 64 bit Windows or a Mac without bootcamp/parallells, your days of practicing vignettes on your desired computer are finally here. Hit the link to sign up for the trail through your NCARB record. I haven’t set this up myself, and I’m not sure how plugging in the alternatives on areforum will work, but I’m already pretty excited at the thought of not have to run bootcamp on my mac. It’s been a first world problem, I know…