First, let me apologize for the long absence between my last post and this one.
Second, I must admit to being a tad overwhelmed.
I had thought my research would start with the history of the Fan and its architecture. Afterwards, I would use the information I’d uncovered to make sketches of individual houses in the fan and, hopefully, the evolution of the area would show itself through the sketches.
It’s not as simple as that, however.
There is just so much information available to sift through, and I find myself forgetting the direction I’d intended my research to go in the first place. My brain, and consequently my research, is becoming muddled. The more sources I find, the more questions are raised. I’m getting lost in the past, and not even in the fun, time-travel kinda way. So I’ve decided to refocus.
Sometimes, it’s best to take care of the little parts of a project one at a time, and the end result will assemble itself out of the smaller pieces. During my search for resources, I found a detailed examination of when which buildings were built and where. So now, armed with about a dozen different architectural terms and and styles, I am sifting through dictionaries and architecture textbooks in order to define and understand them. I realized there is a lot I still don’t know about architecture in general, so I am taking the next few days to focus solely on this. I am using the time to fully understand the information I have in front of me before I jump into part two of my research. After I’ve got the necessary architectural background, I’ll start applying it to the timeline of construction within the Fan.
I’ll keep you posted,