Revised 26 January 2022
Accepted 25 November 2022
Available Online 10 January 2023
- Konstantin Melnikov
Attention is paid to the very moment of the master's creativity while making form and meaning. The results of the creative process reconstruction proceeding through geometrical transformations and individual stages (flattening, coding, disjunction, naming, shifting and struggle of parts, balancing) are presented. The process is treated as a sustainable reproduction, cyclical actions repetition and working with meaning blocks – a design ritual. Geometric forms change and vary, but there exist the stable form sets, favorite objects in architectural history and past masters with whom he argues and dialogues. Multiple images influxes refer to various imagery domains (fairy-tale, folklore, ancient myth, engineering and mechanics). He borrows and rethinks the principles and schemes of shaping – migration in architecture. Spatial discoveries are transferred into other architects’ objects. Regular process course is interrupted by alien inclusions, occasional invasions of natural elements (light, air, water) associated with plastic images and appearance of unexpected spatial effects, disturbance and finding harmony. A tumbleweed concept is proposed explaining the seed-ideas trans-temporal transfer – specific to the avant-garde way of reproduction.
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Cite This Article
TY - CONF AU - Oleg Adamov PY - 2023 DA - 2023/01/10 TI - Geometrical Transformations and Plastic Effects in the Creative Process of Konstantin Melnikov BT - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Architecture: Heritage, Traditions and Innovations (AHTI 2022) PB - Athena Publishing SP - 103 EP - 112 SN - 2949-8937 UR - https://doi.org/10.55060/s.atssh.221230.014 DO - https://doi.org/10.55060/s.atssh.221230.014 ID - Adamov2023 ER -