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min·i·mal·ist

 (mĭn′ə-mə-lĭst)
n.
1. One who advocates a moderate or conservative approach, action, or policy, as in a political or governmental organization.
2. A practitioner of minimalism.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, characteristic of, or in the style of minimalism.
2. Being or providing a bare minimum of what is necessary.

minimalist

(ˈmɪnɪməlɪst)
n
1. a person advocating a minimal policy, style, technique, action, etc
2. (Art Terms) a minimal artist
adj
(Art Terms) of or relating to minimal art or artists

Minimalist

(ˈmɪnɪməlɪst)
(in early 20th-century Russia) n
1. (Historical Terms) a member of the faction of the Social Revolutionaries that advocated immediate postrevolutionary democracy
2. (Historical Terms) a less common name for a Menshevik

min•i•mal•ist

(ˈmɪn ə mə lɪst)

n.
1. a person who favors a moderate approach to, or who holds minimal expectations for, the achievement of specific goals or programs.
2. a practitioner of minimalism.
adj.
3. of or characteristic of minimalism.
4. being or offering only what is required or essential: a minimalist program for tax reform.
[1965–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.minimalist - a conservative who advocates only minor reforms in government or politics
conservative, conservativist - a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas
2.minimalist - a practitioner or advocate of artistic minimalism
artist, creative person - a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
Adj.1.minimalist - of or relating to artistic minimalismminimalist - of or relating to artistic minimalism
2.minimalist - advocating minimal reforms (as in government or politics)
governing, government activity, government, governance, administration - the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"
political science, politics, government - the study of government of states and other political units
moderate - being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme; "moderate prices"; "a moderate income"; "a moderate fine"; "moderate demands"; "a moderate estimate"; "a moderate eater"; "moderate success"; "a kitchen of moderate size"; "the X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart"

minimalist

adjective sparse, simple, basic, plain, bare, discreet, spartan, unadorned, unfussy The designers settled on a minimalist approach.
Translations
minimalistisch

minimalist

[ˈmɪnɪməlɪst] ADJ & Nminimalista mf

minimalist

[ˈmɪnɪməlɪst]
adjminimaliste
nminimaliste m/f

minimalist

minimalist

[ˈmɪnɪməlɪst] adj & nminimalista (m/f)
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And thanks to the minimalists, he has so far not had to defend his presidency very vigorously either.
As the wave of consumerism gets stronger, the need to get out of its way faster - or risk being pulled into its undertow - seems to be pushing minimalists onwards as they declutter their lives physically, mentally and pyschologically.
But rather than conceive of this process as the basis for referential gamesmanship or as a dreaded entropic slippage (as, for example, some Minimalists did when confronted with Michael Fried's accusation of anthropomorphism), he posits it as the opening up of new realms of possibility.
Most Minimalists disagreed with Michael Fried's charge that a rampant anthropomorphism characterized their work--but what to make of McCracken's planks leaning against the wall, for example?
Shapiro, who is usually thought of as a post-Minimalist (in one definition, a Minimalist using simple geometry to expressive-dramatic effect), seems to want to challenge the coordinates of the white cube rather than conform to them as the first Minimalists did (however unconsciously).
The people we looked up to were American Minimalists, not European bohemian artist types.
Most of the artists who came to be called Minimalists purged their work of metaphor or subject matter.
Whereas the Minimalists discarded the podium entirely for its presumptive distancing of the object from the observer, Balkenhol (whose tutor was the Minimalist sculptor Ulrich Ruckriem) reinstates the base but often carves it from the same block of the wood as the sculpture, so that the work is both elevated and standing directly on the floor.
Like the Minimalists to whom his work nods, Tony Feher uses industrially produced materials (glass, plastic, metal, nylon, polystyrene, rubber) and manipulates them in ways not generally associated with a human touch (stacking, hanging, laying components out in a line or grid).
He proceeds, like the Minimalists, from a critique of a particular type of modernist formalism--in this case, the International Style.
Yet Bladen stood apart from the Minimalists in nearly every way.
Breaking with the confines of academic serialism and the decorum of the concert hall, the minimalists forged connections with the icons of art pop and found a new fan base in rock clubs.