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 (kŏn-krē′tĭz′əm, kŏng-)
1. An artistic movement emphasizing the concrete reality of shape and color independent of representation or symbolism.
2. The practice of writing concrete poetry.

con·cret′ist n.


the practice of representing abstract concepts in concrete terms


(kɒnˈkri tɪz əm, kɒŋ-, ˈkɒn kriˌtɪz əm, ˈkɒŋ-)

the theory or practice of concrete poetry.
con•cret′ist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.concretism - a representation of an abstract idea in concrete terms
internal representation, mental representation, representation - a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
embodiment, shape - a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept; "a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life"
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Initiated by a Bolivian-born Swiss artist, concretism arose nearly simultaneously in a number of literary peripheries.
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19) Hill discusses the differences between linguistic and metaphysical solutions, including reduplication and relative identity; transformationalist models, which include both the physical and dualist varieties; and relational models, which include concretism and abstractism, prophetic models, compositionalist models, and two-mind models.
Concretism occupies a solid position in both architecture and art in Finland.
The New Poetics in Canada and Quebec: From Concretism to Post-Modernism.
Concretism and neo-baroque take both part in the poem.
This poetic work by the late Brazilian artist Lygia Pape, who died in 2004, is connected to Neo-Concretism, a movement committed to promoting interactive links by removing the hurdles that made Concretism remote for the audience so its social dimension could be explored.
While first acknowledging prior evidence demonstrating the RH's valuable role in complex syntactic and semantic processing, Kircher's team stressed their findings that the inferior frontal and superior temporal gyri "are key regions in the neuropathology of schizophrenia," and that "[t]heir dysfunction seems to underlie the clinical symptom of concretism, reflected in the impaired understanding of non-literal, semantically complex language structures:' In other words, the patients' shared failure to recruit now specifically identified areas in the LH appears to be at least pertinent if not vital to our struggle against this horribly debilitating illness.
1984) "From concretism to metaphor: Thoughts on some theoretical and technical aspects of the psychoanalytic work with children of Holocaust survivors".
Here stand out both the multinational endeavors of Brazilian concretism in the 1950s and beyond, as well as subsequent North / South American vanguard differentiations from Europe in the 1970s.
16) Underpinned in Europe by the incarnational structure or late medieval religion and the even broader tendency to concretism or reification, faith became more affective, demonstrating a "strong visual quality which encouraged it to use statues and paintings of Christ and the saints as sources of inspiration and aids to meditation," (17) almost simultaneously, advances in artistic production, especially polychromy, tridimentional perspective, and an improved understanding of anatomy, gave to images the appearance of reality.
concretism, neoconcretism, praxis poems, semiotic poetry, process-poems, tropicalism) sought new idioms, systems, and signs as well as new communication in advertising and multimedia for the Latin American consumer and entertainment market.