Friday, September 26, 2008

Your turn #4

Kids: I'm working the UM blackboard. In the meantime, hit me with emails, so I can build my ARH 346 email/folder list.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Your turn #2

This second post covers until the beginning of the Nineteenth Century. Go ahead!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Your turn #1

Hi. Below, I've covered up to the Middle Ages. On Thursday, I'll have a new sequence of posts ready, addressing the Renaissance and forward. About your comments remember: 1- A minimum of 120 words describing one (or more of my posts), 2- Even if it's your point of view, make an informed comment (try to approach your ideas by using empathy, by putting yourself -as much as you can- in that moment in history). For example, now that you have a different feel of what these letter forms and illustrations mean, what do you like -or dislike- about them? What's your take on the interdependence between religion and design in hte Middle Ages? Where are the vernacular elements? What do you think of the role and impact of technology in Ancient times? Would it matter the same if you knew that Egyptians composed implied quadrants on the stones they wrote and drew on? (page 19). What's the spoken equivalent of a hyphen or a sans serif face? (page 15). After reading page 57 of the textbook, can you put yourself in the place of a medieval scribe after endless hours of writing? 3- Sign your comments with your name, not an alias. Last, but not least, we need to create an environment of exchange in class. I expect more verbal participation next Thursday.