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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.
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the practice of representing abstract concepts in concrete terms
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(kɒnˈkri tɪz əm, kɒŋ-, ˈkɒn kriˌtɪz əm, ˈkɒŋ-)

the theory or practice of concrete poetry.
con•cret′ist, n.
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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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(4) Also, while concretism, like neoconcretism, counted both poetry and visual art among its branches, neoconcretism was a much more deliberately interdisciplinary movement, with a great deal of overlap between poetic and visual art practices.
Needless to say, there was a limit to what we could set in the journal with cold type, while later, probably by 1966 or 67, we could do something as outre and extravagant as the "Anthology of Concretism" issue (which was bought up and reissued by Swallow Press after we published it).
Hence, also any semantics for impossibility statements that extends Lewis's concretism about possible worlds should be plenitudinous.
(In 2011 Weissmann's geometric steel sculpture, Estructura, of 1969 fetched a record $386,500 at Christie's New York.) Defined by rigid geometries and objectivity, concrete art in turn gave rise to the neo-concrete movement led by Clark, Oiticica and Pape, a rebellion against the rigours of concretism, and a call for art to be understood in relation to audiences and the human body.
the concretism's thesis: there are only individuals (nominalism); b.
On the one hand, we aimed to investigate comprehension and whether it was related to comprehension of proverbs, the most often applied measurement of concretism in schizophrenia.
In Hill's words, he provides a "bird's-eye view of the contours of debate concerning the metaphysics of the incarnation, setting out the major features on the map." (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.
The squandering of words, the search of the moment of (unsuccessful) symmetry derives in a page that fills in its own way the "horror vacui." 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.
One of the more unfortunate features of schizophrenic thought disturbance, for example, is the still mysterious problem of "concretism" the inability to grasp non-literal language.