monumentalism

monumentalism

the state of having large and grand characteristics. — monumentallty, n.
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We find statues of fallen KLA soldiers in all squares of every city in Kosovo, through which Socialist Realist monumentalism is expressed.
The mosque amazes with its monumentalism. It was built from red bricks and is similar to faceted cylinder.
However, Parsons is certainly convincing in arguing that "what appears ludic and ephemeral in Mangan's poetry is a reaction to the politics of commitment and monumentalism that he saw around him" (114) in the era of the survey.
(37) Mehilli, "Socialist Design." The congress also served to legitimize for the domestic audience the overthrow of Stalinist monumentalism in favor of new architectural and construction methods.
Like other authoritarian regimes with which it sought comparison, including the Salazar regime in neighboring Portugal, the Francoism of the late thirties and early forties was determined to implement what Manuel Loff has called a "policy of memory reconstruction," with all of the symbolic trappings (the monumentalism, the marches, the rituals of fascism) appropriate to the desired synthesis between "'tradition' and the 'avant-garde,' between the 'national' and the 'modern.'" (19) In the cultural sphere, Francoism sought to roll back the contributions of Republicanism by inventing a culture of its own which, as Jochen Heymann has described it, was "politically docile" at the same time as it "fulfilled...
In past years, and perhaps even now in some quarters ignorant of progress, such a magisterial work delivered by a choir of these numbers would have invoked monumentalism and imposing grandeur - and would have missed the point of this joyous amalgam of operatic aria, dance-template, and sturdy stiffening.
Few artists can successfully achieve monumentalism by way of such intimate, fragile and evocative porcelain structures as Egan.
Elsewhere I have described these two structures--[PHI]/a and S([begin strikethrough]A[end strikethrough])/a--as the central chronotopes of modernity, referring to them respectively as ambivalent forms of monumentalism and eschatology.
Throughout the exhibition, there is that characteristically Venetian sense of the fixed playing off against the fleeting, which is crowned by the works of Canaletto and the Guardis, who found a type of monumentalism in the city's ephemeral entertainments.
repudiates "modernist claims for the autonomy, monumentalism, and
(9) As Nixon points out, enormous hydroelectric projects often function as symbols of progress and represent the "monumentalism of national modernity," in both developed and developing countries (157).
The piece touched issues of long interest to me: ambitious art beyond museums and galleries; monumentalism (whose latest controversy is the World Trade Center memorial); and different types of irony at play in the gazes of the entitled and the marginalized.