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Analogous and Complementary Palette

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Revised Pitch

You may have never walked down the streets of Pierrepont and Columbus Heights. It is also possible that you may have never even heard of these streets in Brooklyn, I know before this walk I had never heard of these streets myself and I can assure you that you are missing out on some beautiful things that you would never normally see in your daily walk to school or work. I believe that my proposed walk would be very appealing to a lot of people because of the beautiful sights you can see on your way to the train station. I believe I have some great sights on my walk. My focus was mostly on buildings but there were also other aspects like beautiful trees on my walk. There will be a lot to catch the eye of a person who has an eye for architectural design. On my walk I see a beautiful post office whos architecture I believe would catch anybodies eye no matter what the aesthetic. My second sight is the residential area around Pierrepont and Columbus Heights. Each building looks pretty cool in there own way, and lastly I will speak on the beautiful sight on Columbus Heights between Orange and Cranberry streets. These streets have beautiful sights to offer, each sight has its own way of conveying a beautiful building in an unsuspecting area.
My first sight is the post office. The post offices construction began to think if the construction of the building around the year of 1891. According to the trixRosen website the original building was designed with even larger details than what was actually built. Then in 1974 it became a national Landmark meaning it can’t be moved or changed now. The building was built in a Romanesque Revival makes for a beautiful building. Usually a post office would be a plain and boring place but this one will immediately catch your eye because of the way the building curves and protrudes out and over your head. The post office is also one point five acres and it looks like a Castle at first glance. If someone were to see the building for the first time they would not believe what the building was because it is that pretty to look at.
Secondly, the residential area of Pierrepont and Columbus Heights. The residential area is beautiful. Some buildings were even said to be built in 1820. A man while I was on my walk told me that most of the houses built in the area were built post Civil War. According to the Brooklyn Heights Association the neighborhood gives us a mix of old New York and the 21st century, juxtaposing the old and new. Whenever the old and new come together it makes for a great composition of anything.
Lastly, before the subject finally heads to the train station there is one last sight there is a space on Columbus Heights between Orange and Cranberry streets. Where the city and the bridge are in a perfect picture frame of New York. In all the other sights I knew what to expect. Before I came across this sight I was just expecting to see more post Civil war buildings in the residential area. When I came across this spot I believe I saw it at the best possible time, which is at night in the dark. When the sun is all the way down and each building and light post are shining their brightest lights and the juxtaposition of the Bridge and City makes a beautiful sight.
In conclusion, I believe that my walk is an appealing for many people. The beautiful sights of buildings in my walk were very appealing to look at. I think every subject no matter what the aesthetic will love this walk. There is so much to catch someone’s eye on my walk I think it will be impossible not to be happy. Although a lot of it has to do with architectural designs each aesthetic still has an eye for the simplicity of just Art and Beauty.


Review of Pitch

Richard Rice
Pitch Review

In the pitch from Janet Whitten, there was not much of what I believe needed to be improved in her writing piece. But I did realize two points. First was specifically from the first paragraph. A couple of sentences throughout the beginning of that paragraph seemed slightly confusing, you do not have to lose them rather just re-word them. Other than that the only other actual critique I have is on the typos throughout the essay, just be sure to watch out for those typos it will keep your writing piece tight, and probably more understandable in certain areas.
As for the good aspects of your writing piece I liked your ideas a lot. I can see that there can be a lot of room for potential research in your subject. I think it comes together well in your introductory paragraph also. The thesis can work together very well with each idea that you have in your body paragraphs. I also think even though it is not always directly connected to your thesis each idea was very well worded. Going forward in your writing piece I think research of the memorial can help you get more words in.


Color Interactions

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Different color interactions


Summary The Fading Art of Diagramming Sentences

This article is referring to the educational technique of Diagramming sentences. It became to a halt when people in the National Council of Teachers of English saw that it made learning how to write a sentence harder. Someone was quoted in the article saying on top of learning the usual things of what goes in a sentence they would have to learn how to structure it in the diagram also. In 1985 it was declared a repetitive grammar exercise.


Aesthetic Mapping: The Pitch

You may have never walked down the streets of Pierrepont and Columbus Heights and I can assure you that you are missing out on some beautiful things. I believe my proposed walk would be very appealing to a lot of people because of the beautiful sights you can see on your way to the train station. I believe I have some great sights on my walk. My focus was mostly on buildings but there were also other aspects like beautiful trees on my walk. There will be a lot to catch the eye of a person who has an eye for architectural design. On my walk I see a beautiful post office whos architecture I believe would catch anybodies eye no matter what the aesthetic. My second sight is the residential area around Pierrepont and Columbus Heights. Each building looks pretty cool in there own way, and lastly I will speak on the beautiful sight on Columbus Heights between Orange and Cranberry streets. These streets have beautiful sights to offer, each sight has its own way of conveying a beautiful building in an unsuspecting area.
The post offices construction was five in 1891. Then in 1974 it became a national Landmark meaning it can’t be moved or changed now. The building was built in a Romanesque Revival makes for a beautiful building. Usually a post office would be a plain and boring place but this one will immediately catch your eye because of the way the building curves and protrudes out and over your head. The post office is also one point five acres and it looks like a Castle at first glance. If someone were to see the building for the first time they would not believe what the building was because it is that pretty to look at.
Secondly, the residential area of Pierrepont and Columbus Heights. The residential area is beautiful. A man while I was on my walk told me that most of the houses built in the area were built post Civil War. According to the Brooklyn Heights Association the neighborhood gives us a mix of old New York and the 21st century, juxtaposing the old and new. Whenever the old and new come together it makes for a great composition of anything.
Lastly, before the subject finally heads to the train station there is one last sight there is a space on Columbus Heights between Orange and Cranberry streets. Where the city and the bridge are in a perfect picture frame of New York. In all the other sights I knew what to expect. Before I came across this sight I was just expecting to see more post Civil war buildings in the residential area. When I came across this spot I believe I saw it at the best possible time, which is at night in the dark. When the sun is all the way down and each building and light post are shining their brightest lights and the juxtaposition of the Bridge and City makes a beautiful sight.
In conclusion, I believe that my walk is an appealing for many people. The beautiful sights of buildings in my walk were very appealing to look at. I think every subject no matter what the aesthetic will love this walk. There is so much to catch someone’s eye on my walk I think it will be impossible not to be happy. Although a lot of it has to do with architectural designs each aesthetic still has an eye for the simplicity of just Art and Beauty.


Reticent

Reticent- disposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reserved.
Via Dictionary.com
I found reticent during my reading of a TIME magazine article.
Now I understand that the people in the article were reserving themselves from the media,


Saturation and Muted Color Study

I really like doing these kind of projects. Even if I can’t get the perfect value it’s great to see the cool values to be made from only three main colors red, blue, and yellow. With that being said I do wish my narrow muted values were a little darker because it isn’t as noticeable how they differ in saturation.IMG_20141119_003857

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Aesthetic Mapping: The Route

Sadly my picture didn't capture the true beauty of this sight

Sadly my picture didn’t capture the true beauty of this sight

I chose my route based on the train I take and what I truly believe would be beautiful to see before you get on the train to go home. My beauty was based on architectural buildings and simply how pretty the buildings were. I did my walk at night it was dark enough to need street lights and bright lights on buildings which made each building more luminous. First you leave on the Adams street side and then go up Johnson street once you have crossed the street there will be a giant building on the right that looks great and you would be surprised to know it’s a post office. The architecture of the building is very Roman Inspired. At the corner of the post office building turn left and there is a small park which is also quiet pretty. Quickly after entering the park there will be a quick right to exit the park onto Pierrepont street. On the left you will eventually see the Brooklyn Historical Society and that building is also nice with the different realistic faces on the buildings face. Continuing on pierrepont street the residential areas houses are very well put together with color and architecture. You continue until there us basically a dead end, and turn on Columbus Heights. The residential area on that block is also very beautiful. Most of the buildings in the area were built post Civil war according to the man I spoke to while walking pass, but he seemed pretty confident in knowing that information. In my opinion the best part of the whole route is while your on Columbus Heights between Orange and Cranberry streets and there us a perfect view of the city and the Brooklyn Bridge in a perfect shot I call it “New York in A Nutshell” then you can take Cranberry street straight until you enter into a small park with the A,and C trains you will be at high street and your journey is complete.


Chromatic Gray Studies

I enjoyed doing this project a lot, I think it’s because each color didn’t have to be a distinct color, only chromatic grays.IMG_20141116_181648


BHS Research

IMG_20141110_134035For my walk project if we are to include a map I would like to include a little manuscript map. Although it is very tedious and precise I really liked that style. I would also like to include a good legend because I noticed in one of my groups maps that it was two sided but the legend or key was only on one side so I would put it on both sides. Lastly, there was one unique map named “Heart Of Brooklyn” and it had a drawn heart on it where the artist believed the Heart of Brooklyn was, and I that was a very cool idea.


Reading Lucy

Reading Lucy was about a woman who who found letters about another woman named Lucille Kolkin. Jennifer Egan is the woman who found these letters and they all mentioned Lucy and her relationship with a man named Alfred whom she nicknamed Al. She also mentions throughout the letters about herself and her husband working during World War II.


Fastest/Beautiful Route Summary and Reflection

In this very interesting article by Lex Berko. They speak on application or app that can help you receive the fastest and most beautiful route to your destination. Some things they were inquiring about was that some routes that are appealing to some may not be to others. This was something I also thought about, they asked themselves the question “but how do you quantify concepts as nebulous as beauty or happiness?” Their question was answered when they went to a website that juxtaposed two pictures and surveyed what people are appealed to most.
In my opinion Im not sure what route I would pick. But, I do know what I like in an alternate route app. I would most likely like to have a fast route that shows me the most pictures of urban artwork and basketball courts. It is very bizarre to see those things together but this is what I would like to see. I have been loving basketball since I was a little boy and urban art like graffiti art because I personally can not do it.


Gouache Painted Grayscale Research

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Project #2 Final

New York is a big place. Not only to the new comers we see everyday, whom New Yorkers refer to as tourists but also to those who have lived there all their lives because New York is a state that is forever changing and sooner later the whole little community you walked passed everyday, is now a totally different place. In Colson Whiteheads piece “City Limits” this is a concept he continues to write about in different and detailed ways. I will be explaining two juxtaposed buildings, meaning these two buildings are placed in a position where they convincingly contrast each other. Whitehead explains it as an overlapping New York. There are many kinds of overlapping New Yorks because as he puts it everyone has a different New York that is special to each person. The juxtaposition I found and chose to write about was the simple old versus new. I will be also explaining what I can feel from each building and how different each building truly is to each other besides the fact that one is old and the other is new.
First, I am going to speak on the building on the left of the juxtaposition. From this building I can feel that it used to have a purpose at this moment it basically ceases to exist because it is not being used for anything. When it was first built I am sure that it was very useful. It could have been used as someones personal and small business at one point and to everyone during that time who knew that building as the quaint business they passed everyday on their way to school or work, that is all it can ever be. They will never see it as the abandoned building on remsen street next to the nice glass building St. Francis uses. As Whitehead said in his piece “There are eight million naked cities in this naked city they dispute and disagree.” In this quote Whitehead is referring to each person in New York as a different New York. So to the old man who barely even knows where St. Francis even is, he knows that red-ish old building as the new dark brown building where there is a small independent business, but to that teenager that is walking down that street today, that building is nothing more than the old, abandoned, insignificant place next to their schools academic center where they come to all the time to study.
Now, on the other side of our juxtaposed New York there is a newly structured building for the students at St. Francis. As I stated earlier to the young students walking to their academic center, they will probably never even notice or acknowledge the existence of that red and brown building next to their building. To these young people all they know and all they will ever know is the academic building on remesen street that they may go to occasionally to study. Also according to Whitehead they should not even worry about what that other building is because it is not apart of “their New York”. He writes “Never listen to what people tell you about old New York, because if you did not witness it it is not apart of your New York.”
Now to compare these two overlapping New Yorks to each other based on the elements I observed by using my senses. There is a sleek and transparent feel to the Academic center to the right of the juxtaposition. Your hand can go across the front of the building smoothly. On the other hand the building in my juxtaposition to the left has a really rocky front to it. Trying to rub your hand across it the same way as you may have with the academic building, it would feel rough and rocky no where near as smooth. The structures are also very different because of the times they were probably built. The academic building on the left was most likely built a long time ago where all of the buildings at the time were probably the same. While the building on the right was most likely built in the last decade at least.
Lastly, I believe that each juxtaposition has its own way of portraying a story either by itself or as a unit. I also feel that I have explained each building in its own way along with how they can be seen together and what it means to each person. Each person is a New York just as Colson Whitehead explained in his piece “City Limits”, and besides the land I think this is why New York seems so big to people who are visiting. Everyone has so many different ideas of New York even if they have never been here. Along with the people who have already been in New York who see it while it is forever changing. These New Yorkers have seen so many different New York’s whether it be from stores, moving or new buildings being built, it is all different aspects that helps New York be seen as a very large city. I think that it is an amazing fact that all of us as a class can find a different juxtaposition in just a fifteen minute diameter away from the school and none of them are even close to eachother shows us how many New York’s there really are.


Choose a Location

First I left the building on the Jay street entrance, and I turned right and walked passed all the A, C, F train station entrances. Then I passed the Buffalo wing restaurant and on the next corner made a right. Next you continue straight ahead until court street I believe, you then make a right on court street. You should soon hit remsen street and make a left, the two buildings will also be on your left side right next to a Hale and Hearty. I decided not to do any prior research and just walk, and try my best to find a cool juxtaposition.


Explain Why You have chosen Your Subject

I think I chose this position becasue it was very striking just becasue of how you can literally see old and new in the same exact place directly next to each other. I think the main story I can feel from this juxtaposition is that the building on the left was built and it had significance when it was built way before the building on the right was probably even drawn up and as each building like the one on the left went down this one is the only one like it and refuses to leave its New york. I would definitly like to figure out  what the building on the left used to be before it became the old building on remsen street.  One quotation that I think works well  with my juxtaposition is “Go back to your old haunts in your old nieghborhoods and what do you see…” I think this works well because the building on the left probably says something to someone who lived there when that building had significance.  ” You swallow hard when you discover that the old coffee shop is now a chain pharmacy” This gives me the same feeling as the first quote because the building on the left has a Hale and Hearty to the left of it and Im sure that wasnt there when the building was first built.


Describe Your Location

IMG_20141002_163507At my location I tried as best as I could to observe with all of my sense’s. At this location I heard a lot of honking horns like everyother location in New york most likely. I also heard the vents behind me blowing out air from in the building to keep the building cool on the inside, which was louder than I thought it should be.  There were three or four buses that kept passing but when the buses passed they repeatedly starting and stopping again and again. Then while I was listening for other things to happen at this location I thought it was pretty cool that I heard the court house bell. Nexty directly after I heard the court house bell I could hear sirens in the distance, and a helicopter flying over my head. I only felt the heat behind me coming from the sun and the extra large, and loud vents on the building behind me, and the train rumbling the ground below me. I also could smell some great food coming from the men with the carts.                                                                                                                                         I can see these two buildings as my juxtaposition because both of these buildings contrast each other in a big way. The overlap is seen in a great way because the building on the left seems like it was built a very long time ago, but on the other hand the building directly next to it seems it was built in the last few years. I believe my picture captures the juxtaposition in a frame pretty well because all you need is the structure and how each building really looks.


Staccato/Legato Pattern Mash Up Prep and Reflection

IMG_20140929_192438After some critiques I now know that I should  have seperated each frame into their own space instead of  all together, I also wish that I would have made each Staccato thumbnail more distinctively.


Center For Book Arts, Rubin Museum Reflection

During this trip I observed some interesting things. There were many ways that people used to print things way before we have the printers we have today. Pretty much every aspect that went into creating and printing a poster or piece of paper was pretty tedious. At first I thought going to a book arts place would be boring and when the long winded man began talking I thought I was correct but seeing the different zines for myself inspired and excited me to want to make my own zine and learn more about them. Then we went to the museum and the art was slightly disturbing but at the same time interesting, and I did have fun drawing my favorite piece of art at the gallery.


Project #1 Reflectons

My project as a whole was mostly about me and my bio. I wanted to give a lot in that section because we do not all know about each other very well and I really wanted to show who I was. During my time doing this project I learned where in the school is best for me to work, when I do want to work on campus. I was not sure where each lab was and I did not know how quiet or loud it was going to be when I arrived there. Although in the end the best place for me was the library which I only stumbled upon because I went up the stairs the opposite way I usually do. After finishing this project I think the thing that I am most proud of would be that I believe that I have completed all of what is required and I feel confident about it. On the other hand what I believe needs the most work after project one is trying to remeber to write everything in the post instead of on word or google documents, and to fix my grammar mistakes before they happen or before I publish it on to my website. Now, during the process of this project I believe the most heplful was the feact that each requirement was listed and we just chose where each one would go in the essay. Whether we wanted a paragraph for each category, or two catergories in one paragraph it made it easier to accomplish. As of now although I did not have much additional support I am not sure what additional support I might have wanted or needed. Lastly I wrote this project all in one condensed hour an fifteen minutes. My time management has never been the best but I do still feel confident in what I have wrote and as for next time I may start earlier I may not, but in all I beleive this project was a good experience in different ways.


View from My Window: Cut Paper

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Introducing Yourself

Richard Rice


View From My Window : Inked

The only comments I have of my own is that I wish my thumbnails would have been in detail in different ways because the detail was defeated once I colored then in.Inked Thumbnails