deconstructivist-head-1-deconstructivism-painting-contemporary-artDeconsructivism began to develop in the late twentieth century, being a continuation of post-modern architecture. Designers disturbed the ordinary space and basic characteristics of traditional buildings such as the body or shape of the building and frame construction. Modifications such as curving , waving or breaking walls is done. By doing this, buildings are seen as stimulating unpredictability and controlled chaos.

Deconstructivist architecture is characterised by surface manipulation, fragmentation, and non-rectilinear shapes which distort and dislocate architectural conventions concerning structure and envelope. It deliberately juxtaposes elements that appear to contradict each other in order to challenge traditional ideas of harmony and continuity. In short, deconstructivism challenges almost all traditional styles of building design.

Elements of deconstructivist architecture are seen throughout graphic design. The idea of using distortion and fragmented forms to create designs is one that is used across the board. This movement has left a mark on graphic design where we still see usage of this “controlled chaos” to create something striking and balanced.


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