Thursday, January 27, 2011

when they meet each others>>>>Industrial Design + adolf loo's theory = ?????????

Salam.......the plot of this post i already researched earlier...because of several thing have to work out..i delay this post...sory...(padahal manyak rilekss men Yugi-oh..hahhaa)............okk..lets continue...this post is basically much related to my field as industrial designer..and how history have influence the design scenario worlwide...>>>>>i am very EXCITED!!hahahahaaa

Ok.after last post on battle of the brain...i just give a brief intro about two great art style at 19th century which is vienna secession and Adolf Loo's....and they oppose each other...its natural bcoz as human we always changing and vary to each others......(besa la...kalo sume sama da macam zombie plak kite..hehehe) basically....the vienna secession which are rejected the past still use many unnecessary ornaments in their works...they also can be categorized as art nouveau movement..and after that...its evolve to become much simple style which is art Deco..(art nouveau much more organic while art deco use geometric line)...both movement might be i explain later......
However.....Adolf Loo's idea on rejection of ornamentation that oppose art nouveau...evolve to become modernist movement...that the story of the both art style....and as industrial designer....the Adolf loos THeory bring huge impact on the industries!!!!WHY?????? answer the headline of this post question:which is...what will happen when they meet each other....the answer is;;;;;;;;;;----------------------------->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

INdustriAL DeSiGn + Adolf Loos = "Soulmate"

 For me personally...adolf loos theory is very acceptable and suitable for industrial design...this is because,,,as industrial designer...the main idea is to sell and mass nouveu prefer for the 'one off' masterpiece....industrial designer should fulfill consumer demand in wide market!!!!!so...lesss is more is much more long as its still valuable and aesthethic...the imporrtant thing for mass manufacture is to use the machinery...thats why unnecessary items is better to cut away!!!got iT!!!!!!!!

thus,,both belongs to each others...and they match and perfect in every sense.....WWHHHYYY??????? made it easy...this is list of my opinion why industrial design match with Adolf Loos!!!!

1. industrial Design nature is to pursue the mass manufacture needs.

because the adolf loos idea rejected the ornamentation is critical for the mass production and thats the industrial design is about......MASS MANUFACTURE!!.....his idea lead to modernism that depend on the machine....(try mass produce casa batlo kat setiap negeri tgokk..sapa larat wat sebijik camtuh)...however...the asthethic is still critical on modernism..

2. Ornament is a crime.........=profitable,easy manufacture
the idea of adolf loo's is not rejected the ornaments but he belief that ornament should become exclusive...he unpleasent with the fact ornamentation is become un necessary and waste in the sake of the rich people. and he unpleasent with the fact that this work of art is cannot be share with others.

2. The adolf loos theory have been influences many designer and architect. 
...some of them is very familiar and prominent figure in modernism in later period such as Le Corbusier and  Mies van der Rohe and also Walter Gropius   ...waitt...this name seems familiar riteee???????hehehehehehhehehheeee....YEAH GUYS>>>>>This is the person behind the great BAUHAUS school...hehehehehehe....xcaya usha quote ni dari wikipedia ( Adolf Loos famously proclaimed that architectural ornament was criminal, and his essay on that topic would become foundational to Modernism and eventually trigger the careers of Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, Alvar Aalto, Mies van der Rohe and Gerrit Rietveld.)

WAlter Gropius....Founder of Bauhaus

so.....are you got it!!!!!!...yeah..when mdm suzy talk about modernism and 'less is more' theory.....the first name i remember is walter gropius and le corbusier!!they are the founder of bauhaus school along with mies van der rohe....and they are highly influence and resonance with ADOLF LOOS........they also prominent figure in industrial design espeacilally LE CORBUSIER who actively designing furniture..............lets me focusing on him!!!hehehehehehheehehehehehehee

LE famous furniture designer...(an of course architect/artist and so on...diorg nih mmg pulun sume)
----------------------------------source edit from wikipedia

Le Corbusier referred to what we now call Art Deco as "the final spasm of apredictable death". Why? Do you consider it a fair judgment?
Le Corbusier, as a Modernist architect and designer, had always supported the ideals of simple and honest design, and therefore he did not compromise with decorative arts, or what we now call Art Deco(which are influenced from art nouveau). Decorative arts, for Le Corbusier, should be separated from the tools; he also blamed the deceit in ornamentation, as it disguised the flaws in manufacture, \ that it hides faults or poor quality of materials used......
Adolf Loos's "Ornament and Crime" written in 1908 gave Le Corbusier new ideas about decorative arts. As pointed out by James Dunnett, from Form and Function : 'His absolute rejection of ornament must owe much to the influence of this "sensational article", and he credits Loos a little grudgingly with the formulation: the more cultivated a people becomes, the more decoration disappears. His primary argument asserting the importance of the distinction between a work of art and an object of use can also be found in Loos'....see how he influenced by adolf loos...hehheheeehee.....Le Corbusier, being the most prominent figure of the modernist, was inspired by a new machine aesthetic and stripped away unnecessary ornament from design, interior and other related fields. He was inspired by the ideals of rationalization and standardization.
The influence of ADOLF LOOS that become part from Le corbusier,have influenced all of his design...Including his famous FURNITURE DESIGN ...Corbusier said: "Chairs are architecture, sofas are bourgeois."....his prominent furniture design as well as ..:


LC 13 Wagon

LC 7 Turning Chair
Le Corbusier Sofa Set (Fauteuil grand confort)

this design and many more produced at Bauhaus school and become very iconic for modernism chairs and influenced by adolf loos theory....TARAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!heheheheheee Gropius and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and along with other avant garde artist and designer (avant garde also modernist) come with many design based on adolf loos theory along with le corbusier.......Do you know that Mies van der Rohe is very influenced by adolf loos until often associated with the aphorisms "less is more" and "God is in the details".......see important the impact of adolf loos theory in industrial design fields...!!hehehehehhe

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe...adolf loos fanatic!!!

thus...BOttom line is.......Adolf loos theory of ornamentation is crime have lead to modernism....and also highly influenced many designer and architect in many fields as well as industrial design. its proven by the founder of BAUHAUS that also use this theory. Though the ornamentation was left behind, style was not. Designers of bauhaus conflict in manipulating negative space or volume to effect a pleasing aesthetic outcome. Because of this they were particularly open to using new materials in order to reinterpret historical forms and surfaces.they do not reject the beauty..only they use machinery to enhance it..and dont want to waste the money and art for the unnecessary ornaments.....thus,,because of industrial design nature is to mass produce...LESS IS MORE is very welcome!!!!

keyword related to each other  here is :  
adolf loos----->>>modernist--------->>>Bauhaus=industrial design!!!--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------->>>>>>>design history--------------->>>cha ;)------->then you read this :p

so....thats why adolf loos easy to be accepted in INDUSTRIAL DESIGN world!!.end of case..hehehehee
by: shahrul anuwar 2010898782 (CHa)

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Battle of the Brain : "Vienna Secession vs Loos"..what do you prefer? all readers~~~
MaRveLouS dAy to share a thought after formatting my Lappy~~~~hehehehehee..what a interesting class for me last monday and we have enter the pre modern period of art and design historyyy.....yiiPiiEE!!!!!!!!!!!

This new post..i will discuss and give my opinion on this theory. i will also gives my opinion which one i prefer as industrial designe and Why....thus..any comment is also cursing ye because this blog also followed by under age reader such as aDdYputra from ad774....huauahuhuuu

ok...lets start!!!!!!
for the intro..brief history about both style.....this is two important style with different ideology in 19th century.........ok...

1st : Vienna Secession

while hang out together, a bunch of artist and designer come out with idea to create a group (if there is a facebook at that time its surely much more easier to create it..hehhehee)...they share same though about art and design scene at that time. they think its should never rely on past influence. thus,they reject the past arts elements and dedicated their ideology for the present and future development......They hoped to create a new style that owed nothing to historical influence. the founder is Gustav Klimt and his fellow friends. their movement motto written on their building is "to every age its art and to art its freedom".they considered as one of the style in art nouveu movement.

2nd :   Adolf Loo's : anti secession

Adolf Loos (1870-1933) ranks as one of the most important pioneers of the modern movement in architecture. Ironically, his influence was based largely on a few interior designs and a body of controversial essay which is "ornaments and crime". he defines that un necessary ornament in design is a 'crime'. He is contra with seccession artist because they put to much ornaments hat unfunctionable and is such a waste for the industry. he demand truth and spirit in the artwork that will make the design much more valuable. he also believe less is more. and he put the function is priority when designing. he is considered as started the idea that spark the art deco movement which influenced others in variety of fields. he had always exposed the ideals of simple and honest design, and therefore he did not compromise with decorative arts, and spark the new style or what we now call  modernism..he felt that putting excessive ornamentation on something would cause it to go out of style more quickly, thus making the effort of decorating it a waste..

this is a simple brief of both style that oppose each other at early 19th century that influence many artist and designer. after this,  i will give how one of the style above has influenced greatly the INDUSTRIAL DESIGN fields history....yeahhhh guys...!!!we will discuss in perspectives as a industrial designer.....we will see how product or furniture design related and refers to one of this influence which is ADOLF LOO'S theory...

to be continue..................................................

Friday, January 21, 2011

Imperfection Defines Us.....importance of "joy of work?"

 Todays Riddle with cha: what is this??
do you know what is this??

while you all keep thinking or start google-ing.....lets talk history.......................heheheheee
ok then...sorry for taking time for the new previous post...we already know what is "cogito ergo sum" which is definitely not one of the song from sum done with baroque period and now entering the new era!!!Art craft and Art Nouveau........first....lets talk about the importance of the joy of work into modern design..or maybe in your life perspectives.....

by the way....the answer for the picture above is famous Greek melodrama in four acts by Victorien Sardou that premiered in 1894 at Renaissance Theatre...GISMODA..........its very important because its produced by Alfons Maria Mucha (24 July 1860 – 14 July 1939)

Alfons Maria Mucha

which appeared on 1 January 1895 in the streets of Pari...and you know what....It was an overnight sensation, and announced the new artistic style and its creator to the citizens of Paris. Initially called the Style Mucha, (Mucha Style), this soon became known as Art point is..he greatly influence the beginning of era of Art Nouveau...thats all for the TRIVIA!!hehe.....
~~~~so...are you wondering...."what is the point of this trivia with the thing im already said about 'joy of work' earlier???........hold on patientt....chilll~~~hehehehe

what are you doing right now??do you ENJOY your work???do you satisfy with what are doing???are you need and require your soul to do any work daily????do you think its very important???.....for me....if you enjoy your workk...and put your soul 100% (its become much easier if we Happy with our task)...and the most important thing...SINCERE with what we are doing....things can become much more easier and we much more appreciate our works....and people will automatically appreciate that also...hhuuhuuuhuuuu.......who wants to work with gloomy hearts ritteeeee??hehheee....we enjoy..have funn...and everything get easierr........Human is fragile......,they expect the fact...much people keep yelling about perfection in work.....what they dont realizeee is....perfection is unmeasureable....its unknownnnnnnnnnn....we never know what its limit.....

let me put it n this way through this dialog as an example....metaphorically..... 

Rene bin Descartezz: :  hye...check it out...this is my new i-phonesSum 4!!!!its the perfect gadget and latest in baroque era nowdays!!!

ALfons a/l Mucha  : wow!!!!how you get it???!!!its surely you can spread your twisted thought much more easier!!!!

Rene bin Descartezz : easy!!!juzzzzz think and say this...'i think therefore i have perfect phone!!!!!'and you got it!!!!
________after a couple days>>>>>>

ALfons a/l Mucha : heyy...check it out!!!!i have brand new perfect i-PadMucha5 with bigger screen and art nouveu style housing for free!!!!perfect for this period!!

Rene bin Descartezz :damnnnn!!!!

(moral: there is no such thing perfect things because its will not stand for the it???xpaham lantak korang r..hahaa)

so.........people usually tend to stress to find perfection when they do the things...the end up having too much stressful when they try so hard to achieve perfection (which they dont know how to measure,how to stop and how to achieve)......and if this happen....they lose the most important things when doing something.....the feel of JOY and HappY when do a work.........;))))

so....i got the of work is important to satisfy with our self......but...what the hell you talk about??what is the connection with history???????????????

hehehe....its very related...because..the pattern in history is often design history....human always try to find something new...and then...get bored and refer to the past to fi design.....and then try to find perfection....and then get bored againnn...and so on......since from renaissance to baroque....and then art & craft......until the new movement comes which is ART NOUVEAU........what is this????????
art nouveau totally rejected the classical elements however, not demand the perfection in the movements.....its totally new modern nouveau itself means 'new art'...its the manisfestation of artist and designer that want to put their  joy in their work without stuck with past elements and also demand soulfulness work not a perfect work done by machine.....thus, the art nouveau masterpiece is UNIFY and WHOLENESS...its not only art..but its a way of thinking...the art nouveau works is full of joy and soul because its very sincere and reject 'the machine replace men' theory.

Maison & Atelier of Victor Horta.
Staircase of the Maison & Atelier of Victor Horta. This building is one of four Horta-designed town houses in Brussels that are together recognised by UNESCO as "representing the highest expression of the influential Art Nouveau style in art and architecture

above is the maison & atielier by Victor Horta...famous Art Nouveau architect..they put passion and joy in their work without refering to the past elements..he come out with totally new and modern art and become a prominent work and very influence until nowdays.........not enough???you get what you ask for..huhuuuuu

Casa Batlló staircase
Casa Batlló roof
Casa Batlló by Antoni Gaudí and Josep Maria Jujol, built in the year 1877 at district of Barcelona, Spain
this is the incredible casa batllo (house of bone) at Spain. The building looks very remarkable — like everything Gaudí designed, only identifiable as Modernisme or Art Nouveau in the broadest sense. The ground floor, in particular, is rather astonishing with tracery, irregular oval windows and flowing sculpted stone work. It seems that the goal of the designer was to avoid straight lines completely. Much of the façade is decorated with a mosaic made of broken ceramic tiles (trencadís) that starts in shades of golden orange moving into greenish blues. The roof is arched and was likened to the back of a dragon or dinosaur.

 Art Nouveau has made itself know and present from 1880s to 1910s. This movement walked under the flag of an art that would break all connections to classical times, and bring down the barriers between the fine arts and applied arts. Art Nouveau was more than a mere style. It was a way of thinking about modern society and new production methods. It was an attempt to redefine the meaning and nature of the work of art. From that time on, it was the duty of art not to overlook any everyday object, no matter how utilitarian it might be. This approach was considered completely new and revolutionary, thus the New Art - Art Nouveau name.
   An artist should work on everything from architecture to furniture design so that art would become a part of everyday life. By making beauty and harmony a part of everyday life, artists make people's lives better.
Art Nouveau had its deepest influence on a variety of art and design movements that continued to explore integrated design, including De Stijl, a Dutch design movement in the 1920s, and the German Bauhaus school in the 1920s and 1930s.

the passion of the designer and artist at art nouveau era is based on their own enthusiasm and in order to achieve satisfaction in their work....they want to enjoy their work without stick into past elements and at the same time put advocate soulfulness to their work and rejected the perfection.. for them,the human is imperfect..and imperfection defines us!!we are not machine..we have to enjoy our work....and the result..their work is superb and become a milestone in modern art!!!!its still nouveau is very importance and influence and their way of well as practicing 'joy of work'.....still relevant until nowdays.......SO.....TQ for put your soul to read this glyphs/post!!!!huhuuuu..tqvm to Mdm Suzy for the last week class session...ok..we meet in another glyphs!!!!huhuu...

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

cogito ergo sum : I think, therefore I am by René Descartes

young Rene Descartes (encemmmm)
Rene Descartes in workplace

René Descartes also known as "Father of modern mathematics"Possibly the best known of all philososophical quotations; this is from the French philosopher René Descartes in Discourse on Method, 1637, where he attempted to prove his existence as a thinking being, by thinking. 'I think, therefore I am' comes to us in English via two translations. Descartes' original statement in French was "Je pense, donc je suis" other words..Rene Descartes used that to prove his own existence. It literally means, "I think; therefore, I am." He claimed that his ability to form thoughts made him a real, living, human being.

Discourse on the Method

Descartes considers science and mathematics to be justified to the extent that their proposals are established on a similarly immediate clarity, distinctiveness, and self-evidence that presents itself to the mind. The originality of Descartes' thinking, therefore, is not so much in expressing the cogito — a feat accomplished by other predecessors, as we shall see — but on using the cogito as demonstrating the most fundamental epistemological principle, that science and mathematics are justified by relying on clarity, distinctiveness, and self-evidence... conclusion....Rene Descartes through his meditation..beliefs that his ability to form a though made him a real,living human being....he stated from this phylosophy that his though is based on clarity..that our existence is based on much real evidence..which is experience...fuhhhhhh...........quiet complicated rite!!!!......

.ok.....let see....How do we know that what we perceive is actually real? I may feel the sand beneath my feet and smell the sweet roses, but perhaps these are not real sensations at all. Perhaps my senses are like those in a dream, when I can feel the world around me even though it is not real. My own experiences tell me that I exist. My thoughts, emotions and sensations seem real to me. It is hard to believe that this world is just an illusion and that I am just the creation of a dream, when my experience tells me that I am real...yessss!!!experience is the real and clarify!!.....we can conclude that "i think therefore ia am" is..everything is self evidence...i think and i knew i was real and i am here!!!!!!hehehee.....pusing2...lebih kurang r kan puan suzy??heheee.....thus,,rene Descartes just want to told us that~~~~We are exist...we are real..that is all everybody can agree and sure..its not a long as we can feel and think, and gain enjoyment out of our lives...........the end

wants extra info??????lets share and know him better...hhuhuu...try this:

UPDATEE it clear what is cogito ergo sum?????@ i think therefore ia am????? some cool cartoon with simple explationabout this statement...hehhee..............

I think therefore I am.... What was I thinking? (cartoon) by peter ellerton

when you think therefore you are....hmmm..what if u forgot and lost your though????are u disappear too????? the idea?????????...simple but nice....epic coollllllllllll!!!!hehehhehehee

p/s:even though Rene descartes admit he is Roman Catholic Cristian....this phylosophy is towards to atheis belief.......its similar to metaphor that we are the real things and only real things can proves its existence.....paham x ape aku nak sampaikan nih???heheheheheee.....knowledge of existence is very difficult and confusing to understand because human is always wanted to know are they are realy exist and why there are exist....only true religion and beliefs can give us the answer!!islam!!hehehehehehee...TQVM Muqaddimah of journey to follow the design trails......

malay history in hieroglyphs at National Museum

Glyphs is based on hieroglyph means writing which is oldest system of writing Ancient Egyptiant . This is the first post by the writer and as an introduction of the exciting journey to understand and enjoy the Design history of the world...History is the study of the human past. History can also mean the period of time after writing was invented. Scholars who write about history are called historian..After a designer,being a historian is part of the sub-nature. its importance to understand the trends and pattern left by the historical trails. the significance events in the design world should never be neglected because this event that already change the world and become the legend can generate and effect the future.......because..the study of past can lead us to understand the future.Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up...we as human can avoid our mistake through history...better we understand history..we become a better person...
History is philosophy teaching by know what!!we already making history right now!!!!hehehehee.....aminnn
"If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.  ~Pearl Buck "
~~~~ArRanCh@ mY~~~~~~

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