ARC 331 discussion board: TOPIC 02 (Due Monday, February 5 at 11:59 AM CST)
TOPIC 02: Nineteenth-Century Theory in the Twenty-first-Century Studio
Post: Each of the three theorists you have read (Pugin, Viollet-le-Duc, and Walter), were highly self-conscious of the modernity of the age in which they lived, especially as it was defined by stylistic diversity and technological innovation (both in material advantages and communication strategies). Our age is not much different. Consider how each of them addressed the basic issues of architectural design and, in a short paragraph of about 100 words (and assuming that time travel is a possibility), explain which one of them you would most want to have as a studio crit.
Follow-up (due Weds., Feb. 7 at 11:59 AM CST): Respond to two colleagues’ posts, (1.) choosing people with whom you agree and with whom you disagree, and explaining why, (2.) and as the first, second, or third response only on any one person’s post.