ARC 331 Forum 03: Art/Craft/Machine (Group 2)

Having engaged with primary writings of the Arts and Crafts Movement from Ruskin and Morris last week, and with a lecture by Wright this week that shows the transfer of those ideas to the American context, consider how Wright draws and departs from his British forebears. Each member of the group will have a distinct function, all contributing to the forum as a whole.

  • Group 2: Medina, Nickell, Okesson, Pelley, Wills, Wise Done, Filipowski, Foster

Green names

  • by Saturday midnight, make two SHORT posts. Each of these separate posts should cite one single idea that you draw out of Wright’s essay “The Art and Craft of the Machine” and that you think is one of the most important ideas that he wanted to convey. Write it as a phrase or maybe a single sentence using your own words; no longer than that.

Purple names

  • by Monday at 1 PM, add to the conversation by choosing TWO of Wright’s ideas (as posted by your colleagues) and replying directly to them. In no more than 150 words, explain to what degree you see Wright’s concern as a continuation of Ruskin’s ideas as expressed in The Seven Lamps of Architecture, or a departure from them. Primarily explain your interpretation of Ruskin’s iideas in your own words; providing specific quotations will be helpful to support your ideas.

Blue names 

  • by Monday at 1 PM, add to the conversation by choosing TWO of Wright’s ideas (as posted by your colleagues) and replying directly to them. In no more than 150 words, explain to what degree you see Wright’s concern as a continuation of Morris’ ideas as expressed in “The Lesser Arts of Life,” or a departure from them. Primarily explain your interpretation of Morris’ ideas in your own words; providing specific quotations will be helpful to support your ideas.

Green names

  • by Wednesday at 1 PM, review the replies of your colleagues to your original post provide summative thoughts that draw the conversation to a conclusion, explaining the overall relationship of Ruskin, Morris, and Wright.

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