Aesthetics of Expediency, Identity and Chaos in Design

Keywords: aesthetics of expediency, identity, chaos, design form, metaplastic, functionalism, Suprematism, organic plasticism, percept.


The article touches on various areas through
which the concept of design, its theoretical
and practical components can be examined,
what is the designer’s thinking from the point
of view of philosophy and aesthetics
by the example of the real creative life
of famous artistic and aesthetic figures.
Identity, chaos, expediency — those are
the defining terms, whose subtleties are based
on the scholarly works of Vladimir F. Sidorenko
(Professor of the Moscow Textile Academy,
member of the Artists’ Union, member
of the Designers’ Union, Doctor of Art History,
Laureate of the State Prize in Literature
and Art). The article discloses the features
of the aesthetics of expediency, the application
of the abbreviation of this term.
The time period from the 1920 to the 1880
of the last century suffices for explaining
the foundations of the aesthetics of expediency,
since it is during this time period that we can
observe a surge of the most striking movements
in art which infl uenced the design style.
The world of design and the people
of the design culture in it, imitation
of nature and retreating from it —
all of this is, undoubtedly, relevant for our time.
In the decade of the 2020s, when many
trends in art are arriving at a dead end,
and sometimes even to their logical conclusion,
it is important to go one century back,
to the sources, to learn from the experience
of our predecessors in the artistic field.
It is useful for contemporary artists to study
what the contemporaries of the past years
arrived at earlier in order to achieve their
artistic success and remain in the history
of design for all times. 

Architecture and Design