artistic and architectural philosophy

Constructivism was an artistic and architectural movement that originated in Russia from 1913 by Vladimir Tatlin onward which rejected the idea of art for art's sake in favour of art for social purposes. It heavily influenced graphic and industrial designers.

Agitprop poster by Mayakovsky. translation: DO YOU WANT TO? JOIN 1. Do you want to conquer coldness? 2. Do you want to conquer hunger? 3. Do you want to eat? 4. Do you want to drink? Hurry up to join the strike team of exemplary labor.

Constructivism as an active force lasted until around 1934, having a great deal of effect on the art of the Weimar Republic and elsewhere, before being replaced by Socialist Realism. Its motifs have sporadically recurred in other art movements since.