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ˈmɪn ə məˌlɪz əmmin·i·mal·ism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. minimalism, minimal art, reductivismnoun

    an art movement in sculpture and painting that began in the 1950s and emphasized extreme simplification of form and color

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  1. minimalismnoun

    A style of art that emphasises extreme simplicity of form.

  2. minimalismnoun

    A style of music that emphasises extreme simplicity of rhythms and melodic forms to achieve a trancelike effect.

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  1. Minimalism

    Minimalism describes movements in various forms of art and design, especially visual art and music, where the work is set out to expose the essence or identity of a subject through eliminating all non-essential forms, features or concepts. Minimalism is any design or style in which the simplest and fewest elements are used to create the maximum effect. As a specific movement in the arts it is identified with developments in post–World War II Western Art, most strongly with American visual arts in the 1960s and early 1970s. Prominent artists associated with this movement include Donald Judd, John McCracken, Agnes Martin, Dan Flavin, Robert Morris, Anne Truitt, and Frank Stella. It is rooted in the reductive aspects of Modernism, and is often interpreted as a reaction against Abstract expressionism and a bridge to Postminimal art practices. The terms have expanded to encompass a movement in music which features repetition and iteration, as in the compositions of La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, and John Adams. Minimalist compositions are sometimes known as systems music. The term "minimalist" is often applied colloquially to designate anything that is spare or stripped to its essentials. It has also been used to describe the plays and novels of Samuel Beckett, the films of Robert Bresson, the stories of Raymond Carver, and even the automobile designs of Colin Chapman. The word was first used in English in the early 20th century to describe the Mensheviks.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of minimalism in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of minimalism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    We appreciate aesthetics, we appreciate design, we appreciate minimalism and we hang out and have conversations in these adult places, we wanted to keep some aspect of that cultural value in the fundamentals of the space.

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