SUMMER QUOTES | Batman
Batman Begins (2005)
"The will is everything. If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, you become something else entirely... a legend. Are you ready to begin?"-- Ducard (Liam Neeson)Batman Begins |
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Symbol (Ideal)Definitions of the word IDEAL
conforming to an ultimate standard of perfection or excellence; embodying an ideal; the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain; constituting or existing only in the form of an idea or mental image or conception; model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal.Defining MY Ideal
Since the end of last semester, I've been on a search for the roots of my own trajectory. Trips to Milwaukee, Chicago and New York have helped. SCI-Arc is all about Making + Meaning; in two words, that is the essence of our school (not necessarily in that order). A few of the things that have inspired me at bookstores, internet browsing, and talking to peers and mentors are: The American Arts & Crafts Movement as a beginning point for Modernism, Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright's views on ornamentation and organic architecture, Thinking INSIDE the Box: Supermodernism, and of course, FLOW: Water-based Biomimicry and Particle Dynamics.
Charles Jencks' trajectory diagrams are helpful in tracing the roots of some of these, but the most important thing has been digging into books. I just ordered DeLanda's "Thousand Years of Non-Linear History", Deleuze's "The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque", Dollens' "Digital-Botanic Architecture", and Engel's "Measure and Construction of the Japanese House". The first thing I must do after graduation next year is build bigger bookcases for my library. Now that I work at Panelite (www.panelite.us
), my shop skills have increased ten-fold. God, I miss school! Can't wait to build stuff for studio / seminars.
Now, shall it be rationalist or expressionist? Is there a middle ground or something larger than theory? What's after theory? (M. Speaks)
Long live cinematic affect... Batman Begins.