Thursday, January 31, 2008
Mies Van Der Rohe was born in 1886 in Aachen, Germany. His early years and youth were not recorded well, and few records of his childhood are available. However, in 1905, Mies left Aachen and moved to Berlin to begin a job that he was promised. He served as a studio apprentice to Peter Behrens from 1908 to 1912. In this time, he was discovered as a new talent and was commissioned for
To date, he is considered to be one of the major pioneers in modern architecture. In his work, he hoped to establish a new definitive style for the current era.
This provides a nice and short biography on Mies Van Der Rohe and provides some names of his famous works.
I also need a phrase to put under his name. I think I'll use either "God Is In The Details" or "Less Is More". I think less is more will be what I finally use, but I may change my mind.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
These are some definitions from the first class. As well, I went to the library and got two books on a designer for our first project.
Typography – text!
Connotation – suggestive aspect of communication
Denotation - direct aspect of communication.
Sans-serif – no hooks (corporate, assertive)
Serif – with hooks (decorative and generally more contemporary)
VECTOR - Essentially a mathematical formula which can be increased.
RASTER – Degrade as the size is increased.