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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•struc•tiv•ism*kənˈstrʌk təˌvɪz əm(n.)

  1. a nonrepresentational style of art developed in Russia in the early 20th century and characterized chiefly by a severe formality and by the use of modern industrial materials.

    Category: Fine Arts

* (sometimes cap.).

Origin of constructivism:

1920–25

con•struc′tiv•ist(n.; adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. constructivism(noun)

    an abstractionist artistic movement in Russia after World War I; industrial materials were used to construct nonrepresentational objects

Wiktionary

  1. constructivism(Noun)

    A Russian movement in modern art characterized by the creation of nonrepresentational geometric objects using industrial materials.

  2. constructivism(Noun)

    A philosophy that asserts the need to construct a mathematical object to prove it exists.

  3. constructivism(Noun)

    A psychological epistemology which argues that humans generate knowledge and meaning from their experiences.

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  1. Constructivism

    Constructivism was an artistic and architectural philosophy that originated in Russia beginning in 1919, which was a rejection of the idea of autonomous art. The movement was in favour of art as a practice for social purposes. Constructivism had a great effect on modern art movements of the 20th century, influencing major trends such as Bauhaus and De Stijl movement. Its influence was pervasive, with major impacts upon architecture, graphic and industrial design, theatre, film, dance, fashion and to some extent music.

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