ruminations about architecture and design

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

russian constructivism appreciation day

Featuring Vladimir Tatlin and the Monument to the Third International (it's only a model).
These folks seem to have dropped off the radar lately, but I predict a resurgence of some of their motifs in media and architecture in the near future. The only reason I can give is that the apparent simplicity and bold geometry can provide a contrast to the frequently overwhelming complexity of our modern visual landscape. Also, the constructivists can be portrayed more explicitly as "art with a purpose" without seeming like a sell-out.

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