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This article is about the concept in the arts. For other uses, see Minimalism (disambiguation).
Yves Klein, IKB 191, 1962, Monochrome painting. Klein was a pioneer in the development of Minimal art.

In the visual arts and music, minimalism is a style that uses pared-down design elements.

Minimalism in the arts began in post–World War II Western Art, most strongly with American visual arts in the 1960s and early 1970s. Prominent artists associated with minimalism include Donald Judd, John McCracken, Agnes Martin, Dan Flavin, Robert Morris, Anne Truitt, and Frank Stella.[1] It derives from the reductive aspects of Modernism and is often interpreted as a reaction against Abstract expressionism and a bridge to Postminimal art practices.

Minimalism in music features repetition and iteration such as those of 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" often colloquially refers to 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 the automobile designs of Colin Chapman. The word was first used in English in the early 20th century to describe "a 1913 composition by the Russian painter Kasimir Malevich of a black square on a white ground".[2]

Minimal art, minimalism in visual art[edit]

Kazimir Malevich, Black Square, 1915, 79.5 x 79.5 cm, oil on canvas, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Minimalism in visual art, generally referred to as "minimal art", literalist art [3] and ABC Art[4] emerged in New York in the early 1960s as new and older artists moved toward geometric abstraction; exploring via painting in the cases of Frank Stella, Kenneth Noland, Al Held, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Ryman and others; and sculpture in the works of various artists including David Smith, Anthony Caro, Tony Smith, Sol LeWitt, Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd and others. Judd's sculpture was showcased in 1964 at the Green Gallery in Manhattan as were Flavin's first fluorescent light works, while other leading Manhattan galleries like the Leo Castelli Gallery and the Pace Gallery also began to showcase artists focused on geometric abstraction. In addition there were two seminal and influential museum exhibitions: Primary Structures: Younger American and British Sculpture' shown from April 27 - June 12, 1966 at the Jewish Museum in New York, organized by the museum's Curator of Painting and Sculpture, Kynaston McShine [5][6] and Systemic Painting, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum curated by Lawrence Alloway also in 1966 that showcased Geometric abstraction in the American art world via Shaped canvas, Color Field, and Hard-edge painting.[7][8] In the wake of those exhibitions and a few others the art movement called minimal art emerged.

In a more broad and general sense, one finds European roots of minimalism in the geometric abstractions of painters associated with the Bauhaus, in the works of Kazimir Malevich, Piet Mondrian and other artists associated with the De Stijl movement, and the Russian Constructivist movement, and in the work of the Romanian sculptor Constantin Brâncuși.[9][10]

Tony Smith, Free Ride, 1962, 6'8 x 6'8 x 6'8

In France between 1947 and 1948,[11] Yves Klein conceived his Monotone Symphony (1949, formally The Monotone-Silence Symphony) that consisted of a single 20-minute sustained chord followed by a 20-minute silence[12][13] – a precedent to both La Monte Young's drone music and John Cage's 4′33″. Although Klein had painted monochromes as early as 1949, and held the first private exhibition of this work in 1950, his first public showing was the publication of the Artist's book Yves: Peintures in November 1954.[14][15]

Minimal art is also inspired in part by the paintings of Barnett Newman, Ad Reinhardt, Josef Albers, and the works of artists as diverse as Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Giorgio Morandi, and others. Minimalism was also a reaction against the painterly subjectivity of Abstract Expressionism that had been dominant in the New York School during the 1940s and 1950s.[16]

Artist and critic Thomas Lawson noted in his 1977 catalog essay Last Exit: Painting, minimalism did not reject Clement Greenberg's claims about modernist painting's [17] reduction to surface and materials so much as take his claims literally. According to Lawson minimalism was the result, even though the term "minimalism" was not generally embraced by the artists associated with it, and many practitioners of art designated minimalist by critics did not identify it as a movement as such. Also taking exception to this claim was Clement Greenberg himself; in his 1978 postscript to his essay Modernist Painting he disavowed this incorrect interpretation of what he said; Greenberg wrote:

There have been some further constructions of what I wrote that go over into preposterousness: That I regard flatness and the inclosing of flatness not just as the limiting conditions of pictorial art, but as criteria of aesthetic quality in pictorial art; that the further a work advances the self-definition of an art, the better that work is bound to be. The philosopher or art historian who can envision me—or anyone at all—arriving at aesthetic judgments in this way reads shockingly more into himself or herself than into my article.[17]

In contrast to the previous decade's more subjective Abstract Expressionists, with the exceptions of Barnett Newman and Ad Reinhardt; minimalists were also influenced by composers John Cage and LaMonte Young, poet William Carlos Williams, and the landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. They very explicitly stated that their art was not about self-expression, unlike the previous decade's more subjective philosophy about art making theirs was 'objective'. In general, Minimalism's features included geometric, often cubic forms purged of much metaphor, equality of parts, repetition, neutral surfaces, and industrial materials.

Robert Morris, a theorist and artist, wrote a three part essay, "Notes on Sculpture 1-3", originally published across three issues of Artforum in 1966. In these essays, Morris attempted to define a conceptual framework and formal elements for himself and one that would embrace the practices of his contemporaries. These essays paid great attention to the idea of the gestalt - "parts... bound together in such a way that they create a maximum resistance to perceptual separation." Morris later described an art represented by a "marked lateral spread and no regularized units or symmetrical intervals..." in "Notes on Sculpture 4: Beyond Objects", originally published in Artforum, 1969, continuing to say that "indeterminacy of arrangement of parts is a literal aspect of the physical existence of the thing." The general shift in theory of which this essay is an expression suggests the transitions into what would later be referred to as postminimalism.

One of the first artists specifically associated with minimalism was the painter, Frank Stella, four of whose early "black paintings" were included in the 1959 show, 16 Americans, organized by Dorothy Miller at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The width of the stripes in Frank Stellas's black paintings were often determined by the dimensions of the lumber used for stretchers, visible as the depth of the painting when viewed from the side, used to construct the supportive chassis upon which the canvas was stretched. The decisions about structures on the front surface of the canvas were therefore not entirely subjective, but pre-conditioned by a "given" feature of the physical construction of the support. In the show catalog, Carl Andre noted, "Art excludes the unnecessary. Frank Stella has found it necessary to paint stripes. There is nothing else in his painting." These reductive works were in sharp contrast to the energy-filled and apparently highly subjective and emotionally-charged paintings of Willem de Kooning or Franz Kline and, in terms of precedent among the previous generation of abstract expressionists, leaned more toward the less gestural, often somber, color field paintings of Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko. Although Stella received immediate attention from the MoMA show, artists including Kenneth Noland, Gene Davis, Robert Motherwell and Robert Ryman had also begun to explore stripes, monochromatic and Hard-edge formats from the late 50s through the 1960s.[18]

Because of a tendency in minimal art to exclude the pictorial, illusionistic and fictive in favor of the literal, there was a movement away from painterly and toward sculptural concerns. Donald Judd had started as a painter, and ended as a creator of objects. His seminal essay, "Specific Objects" (published in Arts Yearbook 8, 1965), was a touchstone of theory for the formation of minimalist aesthetics. In this essay, Judd found a starting point for a new territory for American art, and a simultaneous rejection of residual inherited European artistic values. He pointed to evidence of this development in the works of an array of artists active in New York at the time, including Jasper Johns, Dan Flavin and Lee Bontecou. Of "preliminary" importance for Judd was the work of George Earl Ortman,[19] who had concretized and distilled painting's forms into blunt, tough, philosophically charged geometries. These Specific Objects inhabited a space not then comfortably classifiable as either painting or sculpture. That the categorical identity of such objects was itself in question, and that they avoided easy association with well-worn and over-familiar conventions, was a part of their value for Judd.

This movement was heavily criticised by modernist formalist art critics and historians. Some critics thought minimal art represented a misunderstanding of the modern dialectic of painting and sculpture as defined by critic Clement Greenberg, arguably the dominant American critic of painting in the period leading up to the 1960s. The most notable critique of minimalism was produced by Michael Fried, a formalist critic, who objected to the work on the basis of its "theatricality". In Art and Objecthood (published in Artforum in June 1967) he declared that the minimal work of art, particularly minimal sculpture, was based on an engagement with the physicality of the spectator. He argued that work like Robert Morris's transformed the act of viewing into a type of spectacle, in which the artifice of the act observation and the viewer's participation in the work were unveiled. Fried saw this displacement of the viewer's experience from an aesthetic engagement within, to an event outside of the artwork as a failure of minimal art. Fried's essay was immediately challenged by postminimalist and earth artist Robert Smithson in a letter to the editor in the October issue of Artforum. Smithson stated the following: "What Fried fears most is the consciousness of what he is doing--namely being himself theatrical."

In addition to the already mentioned Robert Morris, Frank Stella, Carl Andre, Robert Ryman and Donald Judd other minimal artists include: Robert Mangold, Larry Bell, Dan Flavin, Sol LeWitt, Ronald Bladen, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, Jo Baer, John McCracken, Ad Reinhardt, Fred Sandback, Richard Serra, Tony Smith, Patricia Johanson, Blinky Palermo and Anne Truitt.

Ad Reinhardt, actually an artist of the Abstract Expressionist generation, but one whose reductive nearly all-black paintings seemed to anticipate minimalism, had this to say about the value of a reductive approach to art:

The more stuff in it, the busier the work of art, the worse it is. More is less. Less is more. The eye is a menace to clear sight. The laying bare of oneself is obscene. Art begins with the getting rid of nature.[20]

Reinhardt's remark directly addresses and contradicts Hans Hofmann's regard for nature as the source of his own abstract expressionist paintings. In a famous exchange between Hofmann and Jackson Pollock as told by Lee Krasner in an interview with Dorothy Strickler[21] (1964-11-02) for the Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Art.[22] In Krasner's words,

"When I brought Hofmann up to meet Pollock and see his work which was before we moved here, Hofmann’s reaction was—one of the questions he asked Jackson was, do you work from nature? There were no still lifes around or models around and Jackson’s answer was, I am nature. And Hofmann’s reply was, Ah, but if you work by heart, you will repeat yourself. To which Jackson did not reply at all." The meeting between Pollock and Hofmann took place in 1942.[22]

Minimalist design[edit]

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture wherein the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalistic design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. The work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for such work: De Stijl expanded the ideas that could be expressed by very particularly organizing such basic elements as lines and planes.

Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe adopted the motto "Less is more" to describe his aesthetic tactic of arranging the numerous necessary components of a building to create an impression of extreme simplicity by enlisting every element and detail to serve multiple visual and functional purposes (for example, designing a floor to also serve as the radiator, or a massive fireplace to also house the bathroom). Designer Buckminster Fuller adopted the engineer's goal of "Doing more with less", but his concerns were oriented towards technology and engineering rather than aesthetics. A similar sentiment was industrial designer Dieter Rams' motto, "Less but better" adapted from Mies. The structure uses relatively simple elegant designs; ornamentations are good rather than many[dubious ]. Lighting, using the basic geometric shapes as outlines, using only a single shape or a small number of like shapes for components for design unity, and using tasteful non-fussy bright color combinations, (usually natural textures and colors) and clean and fine finishes also influence a structure's beauty. Sometimes using the beauty of natural patterns on stone cladding and real wood encapsulated within ordered simplified structures along with real metal produces a simplified but prestigious architecture and interior design. Color brightness balance and contrast between surface colors can improve visual aesthetics. The structure would usually have industrial and space age style utilities (lamps, stoves, stairs, technology, etc.) neat and straight components (like walls or stairs) that appear to be machined with equipment, flat or nearly flat roofs, pleasing negative spaces, and large windows to let in much sunlight.

Minimalism and science fiction may have contributed to the late twentieth century futuristic architecture design and modern home decor. Modern minimalistic home architecture probably led to the popularity of the open plan kitchen and living room style by removing unnecessary internal walls

Luis Barragán is another exemplary modern, minimalist designer. Minimalist architectural designers focus on the connection between 2 perfect planes, elegant lighting, and careful consideration of the void spaces left by the removal of three-dimensional shapes from an architectural design. More attractive minimalistic home designs are not truly minimalistic because these use more expensive building materials and finishes and are larger.

Contemporary minimalist architects include Kazuyo Sejima, John Pawson, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Álvaro Siza Vieira, Tadao Ando, Alberto Campo Baeza, Yoshio Taniguchi, Peter Zumthor, Hugh Newell Jacobsen, Vincent Van Duysen, Claudio Silvestrin, Michael Gabellini, and Richard Gluckman.[23]

Minimalist architecture and space[edit]

Minimalist architecture became popular in the late 1980s in London and New York,[24] where architects and fashion designers worked together in the boutiques to achieve simplicity, using white elements, cold lighting, large space with minimum objects and furniture. Minimalist architecture simplifies living space to reveal the essential quality of buildings and conveys simplicity in attitudes toward life. It is highly inspired from the Japanese traditional design and the concept of Zen philosophy.[citation needed]

Concepts and design elements[edit]

The concept of minimalist architecture is to strip everything down to its essential quality and achieve simplicity.[25] The idea is not completely without ornamentation,[26] but that all parts, details and joinery are considered as reduced to a stage where no one can remove anything further to improve the design.[27]

The considerations for ‘essences’ are light, form, detail of material, space, place and human condition.[28] Minimalist architects not only consider the physical qualities of the building. Moreover, they look deeply into the spiritual dimension and the invisible, by listening to the figure and paying attention to the details, people, space, nature and materials.[29] Which reveals the abstract quality of something that is invisible and search for the essence from those invisible qualities. Such as natural light, sky, earth and air. In addition, they open up dialogue with the surrounding environment to decide the most essential materials for the construction and create relationships between buildings and sites.[26]

In minimalist architecture, design elements convey the message of simplicity. The basic geometric forms, elements without decoration, simple materials and the repetitions of structures represent a sense of order and essential quality.[30] The movement of natural light in buildings reveals simple and clean spaces.[28] In late 19th century as the arts and crafts movement began to be popular in Britain, people valued the attitude of ‘truth to materials’, with respect to the profound and innate characteristics of materials.[31] Minimalist architects humbly 'listen to figure,' seeking essence and simplicity by rediscovering the valuable qualities in simple and common materials.[29]

Influences from Japanese tradition[edit]

The idea of simplicity appears in many cultures, especially the Japanese traditional culture of Zen Philosophy. Japanese manipulate the Zen culture into aesthetic and design elements for their buildings.[32] This idea of architecture has influenced Western Society, especially in America since the mid 18th century.[33] Moreover, it inspired the minimalist architecture in the 19th century.[27]

Zen concepts of simplicity transmit the ideas of freedom and essence of living.[27] Simplicity is not only aesthetic value, it has a moral perception that looks into the nature of truth and reveals the inner qualities of materials and objects for the essence.[34] For example, the sand garden in Ryoanji temple demonstrates the concepts of simplicity and the essentiality from the considered setting of a few stones and a huge empty space.[35]

The Japanese aesthetic principle of Ma refers to empty or open space. That removes all the unnecessary internal walls and opens up the space between interior and the exterior. Frank Lloyd Wright was influenced by the design element of Japanese sliding door that allows to bring the exterior to the interior.[36] The emptiness of spatial arrangement is another idea that reduces everything down to the most essential quality.[37]

The Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-sabi values the quality of simple and plain objects.[38] It appreciates the absence of unnecessary features to view life in quietness and reveals the most innate character of materials.[39] For example, the Japanese flora art, also known as Ikebana has the meaning of let flower express itself. People cut off the branches, leaves and blossoms from the plants and only retain the essential part from the plant. This conveys the idea of essential quality and innate character in nature.[40]

MA is manifest in Japanese living architecture, garden design and flower arrangement (Ikebana). However, far from being just a spatial concept, MA is ever-present in all aspects of Japanese daily life, as it applies to time as well as to daily tasks.[41]

Minimalist architects and their works[edit]

The Japanese minimalist architect, Tadao Ando conveys the Japanese traditional spirit and his own perception of nature in his works. His design concepts are materials, pure geometry and nature. He normally uses concrete or natural wood and basic structural form to achieve austerity and rays of light in space. He also sets up dialogue between the site and nature to create relationship and order with the buildings.[42] Ando’s works and the translation of Japanese aesthetic principles are highly influential on Japanese architecture.[43]

In Vitra Conference Pavilion, Weil am Rhein, 1993, the concepts are to bring together the relationships between building, human movement, site and nature. Which as one main point of minimalism ideology that establish dialogue between the building and site. The building uses the simple forms of circle and rectangle to contrast the filled and void space of the interior and nature. In the foyer, there is a large landscape window that looks out to the exterior. This achieves the simple and silence of architecture and enhances the light, wind, time and nature in space.[44]

John Pawson is a British minimalist architect; his design concepts are soul, light and order. He believes that though reduced clutter and simplification of the interior to a point that gets beyond the idea of essential quality, there is a sense of clarity and richness of simplicity instead of emptiness. The materials in his design reveal the perception toward space, surface and volume. Moreover, he likes to use natural materials because of their aliveness, sense of depth and quality of individual. He is also attracted by the important influences from Japanese Zen Philosophy.[45]

Calvin Klein Madison Avenue, New York, 1995–96, is a boutique that conveys Calvin Klein’s ideas of fashion. John Pawson’s interior design concepts for this project are to create simple, peaceful and orderly spatial arrangements. He used stone floors and white walls to achieve simplicity and harmony for space. He also emphasises reduction and eliminates the visual distortions, such as the air conditioning and lamps to achieve a sense of purity for interior.[46]

Alberto Campo Baeza is a Spanish architect and describes his work as essential architecture. He values the concepts of light, idea and space. Light is essential and achieves the relationship between inhabitants and the building. Ideas are to meet the function and context of space, forms and construction. Space is shaped by the minimal geometric forms to avoid decoration that is not essential.[47]

Gasper House, Zahora, 1992 is a residence that client requested to be independent. High walls create the enclosed space and the stone floors used in house and courtyard show the continuality of interior and exterior. The white colour of the walls reveals the simplicity and unity of the building. The feature of the structure make lines to form the continuously horizontal house, therefore natural light projects horizontally through the building.[48]

Literary minimalism[edit]

Literary minimalism is characterized by an economy with words and a focus on surface description. Minimalist writers eschew adverbs and prefer allowing context to dictate meaning. Readers are expected to take an active role in the creation of a story, to "choose sides" based on oblique hints and innuendo, rather than reacting to directions from the writer.

Some 1940s-era crime fiction of writers such as James M. Cain and Jim Thompson adopted a stripped-down, matter-of-fact prose style to considerable effect; some classify this prose style as minimalism.[weasel words]

Another strand of literary minimalism arose in response to the metafiction trend of the 1960s and early 1970s (John Barth, Robert Coover, and William H. Gass). These writers were also spare with prose and kept a psychological distance from their subject matter.[citation needed]

Minimalist writers, or those who are identified with minimalism during certain periods of their writing careers, include the following: Raymond Carver, Ann Beattie, Bret Easton Ellis, Charles Bukowski, Ernest Hemingway, K. J. Stevens, Amy Hempel, Bobbie Ann Mason, Tobias Wolff, Grace Paley, Sandra Cisneros, Mary Robison, Frederick Barthelme, Richard Ford, Patrick Holland and Alicia Erian.[citation needed]

American poets such as Stephen Crane, William Carlos Williams, early Ezra Pound, Robert Creeley, Robert Grenier, and Aram Saroyan are sometimes identified with their minimalist style. The term "minimalism" is also sometimes associated with the briefest of poetic genres, haiku, which originated in Japan, but has been domesticated in English literature by poets such as Nick Virgilio, Raymond Roseliep, and George Swede.[citation needed]

The Irish writer Samuel Beckett is well known for his minimalist plays and prose, as is the Norwegian writer Jon Fosse.[citation needed]

In his novel The Easy Chain, Evan Dara includes a 60-page section written in the style of musical minimalism, in particular inspired by composer Steve Reich. Intending to represent the psychological state (agitation) of the novel's main character, the section's successive lines of text are built on repetitive and developing phrases.[citation needed]

Minimal music[edit]

Main article: Minimal music

The term "minimal music" was derived around 1970 by Michael Nyman from the concept of minimalism, which was earlier applied to the visual arts.[49][50] More precisely, it was in a 1968 review in The Spectator that Nyman first used the term, to describe a ten-minute piano composition by the Danish composer Hennig Christiansen, along with several other unnamed pieces played by Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.[51]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Christopher Want, ''Minimalism'', Grove Art Online, Oxford University Press, 2009". Moma.org. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  2. ^ "Encyclopedia Britannica Inc., 2013. Web. 13 Nov. 2013". Britannica.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  3. ^ Fried, M. "Art and Objecthood", Artforum, 1967
  4. ^ Rose, Barbara. "ABC Art", Art in America 53, no. 5 (October–November 1965): 57–69.
  5. ^ Time magazine, June 3, 1966, "Engineer's Esthetic", pg. 64
  6. ^ Newsweek magazine, May 16, 1966, "The New Druids", pg. 104
  7. ^ "''Systemic Painting'', Guggenheim Museum". Guggenheim.org. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  8. ^ "Systemic art, Oxford-Art encyclopedia". Enotes.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  9. ^ Name *. "Maureen Mullarkey, Art Critical, ''Giorgio Morandi''". Artcritical.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  10. ^ Daniel Marzona, Uta Grosenick; ''Minimal art'', p.12. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  11. ^ "Yves Klein (1928-1962)". documents/biography. Yves Klein Archives & McDourduff. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  12. ^ Gilbert Perlein & Bruno Corà (eds) & al., Yves Klein: Long Live the Immaterial! ("An anthological retrospective", catalog of an exhibition held in 2000), New York: Delano Greenidge, 2000, ISBN 978-0-929445-08-3, p. 226: "This symphony, 40 minutes in length (in fact 20 minutes followed by 20 minutes of silence) is constituted of a single 'sound' stretched out, deprived of its attack and end which creates a sensation of vertigo, whirling the sensibility outside time."
  13. ^ See also at YvesKleinArchives.org a 1998 sound excerpt of The Monotone Symphony (Flash plugin required), its short description, and Klein's "Chelsea Hotel Manifesto" (including a summary of the 2-part Symphony).
  14. ^ Hannah Weitemeier, Yves Klein, 1928–1962: International Klein Blue, Original-Ausgabe (Cologne: Taschen, 1994), 15. ISBN 3-8228-8950-4.
  15. ^ "Restoring the Immaterial: Study and Treatment of Yves Klein's Blue Monochrome (IKB42)". Modern Paint Uncovered. 
  16. ^ Gregory Battcock, ''Minimal Art: a critical anthology'', pp 161-172. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  17. ^ a b "Clement Greenberg, ''Modernist Painting,'' 1960". Sharecom.ca. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  18. ^ "Britannica.com". Britannica.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  19. ^ Oisteanu, Valery (2006-12-08). "Brooklynrail.org". Brooklynrail.org. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  20. ^ in Barbara Rose, ed. Art as Art: The Selected Writings of Ad Reinhardt (New York: Viking Press, 1975):[page needed] ISBN 978-0-520-07670-9.
  21. ^ Archives of American Art. "Oral history interview with Lee Krasner, 1964 Nov. 2-1968 Apr. 11 - Oral Histories | Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution". Aaa.si.edu. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  22. ^ a b Archives of American Art. "Lee Krasner, Archives of American Art". Aaa.si.edu. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  23. ^ Holm, Ivar (2006). Ideas and Beliefs in Architecture and Industrial design: How attitudes, orientations, and underlying assumptions shape the built environment. Oslo School of Architecture and Design. ISBN 82-547-0174-1..
  24. ^ Cerver (1997), The Architecture of Minimalism, New York: Hesrst Books international. P8–11.
  25. ^ Bertoni (2002), Minimalist Architecture, Firenze: Birkhauser.p10.
  26. ^ a b Rossell (2005), Minimalist Interiors, New York: HapperCollins. p6.
  27. ^ a b c Pawson (1996), Minimum, London: Phaidon Press Limited. p7.
  28. ^ a b Bertoni (2002), Minimalist Architecture, Firenze: Birkhauser. p15–16.
  29. ^ a b Bertoni (2002), Minimalist Architecture, Firenze: Birkhauser. p21.
  30. ^ Pawson (1996), Minimum, London: Phaidon Press Limited. p8.
  31. ^ Saito, (Winter 2007), The Moral Dimension of Japanese Aesthetics, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, vol.65, no. 1. P.87–88.
  32. ^ Saito, (Winter 2007), The Moral Dimension of Japanese Aesthetics, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, vol.65, no. 1. p.85–97.
  33. ^ Lancaster (September 1953), Japanese Buildings in the United States before 1900: Their Influence upon American Domestic Architecture, The Art Bulletin, vol. 35, no. 3. p217–224.
  34. ^ Saito, (Winter 2007), The Moral Dimension of Japanese Aesthetics, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, vol.65, no. 1. p87.
  35. ^ Pawson (1996), Minimum, London: Phaidon Press Limited. p98.
  36. ^ Mongabay.com [1].
  37. ^ Bertoni (2002), Minimalist Architecture, Firenze: Birkhauser. P23.
  38. ^ Saito, (Winter 2007), The Moral Dimension of Japanese Aesthetics, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, vol.65, no. 1. p85.
  39. ^ Pawson (1996), Minimum, London: Phaidon Press Limited. p10–11.
  40. ^ Saito, (Winter 2007), The Moral Dimension of Japanese Aesthetics, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, vol.65, no. 1.p86.
  41. ^ "When Less is More: the Concept of Japanese "MA"". Wawaza.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  42. ^ Bertoni (2002), Minimalist Architecture, Firenze: Birkhauser p96–106.
  43. ^ Cerver (1997), The Architecture of Minimalism, New York: Hesrst Books international. p13.
  44. ^ Cerver (1997), The Architecture of Minimalism, New York: Hesrst Books international. p18–29.
  45. ^ Pawson (1996), Minimum, London: Phaidon Press Limited. p10-14.
  46. ^ Cerver (1997), The Architecture of Minimalism, New York: Hesrst Books international. p170–177.
  47. ^ Bertoni (2002), Minimalist Architecture, Firenze: Birkhauser. p182.
  48. ^ Bertoni (2002), Minimalist Architecture, Firenze: Birkhauser. p192.
  49. ^ Bernard, Jonathan W. (1993). "The Minimalist Aesthetic in the Plastic Arts and in Music". Perspectives of New Music 31 (1 (Winter)): 87. Retrieved 11 January 2014. , citing Dan Warburton as his authority.
  50. ^ Warburton, Dan. "A Working Terminology for Minimal Music". Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  51. ^ Nyman 1968, 519.

References[edit]

  • Asencio Cerver, Francisco (1997). The Architecture of Minimalism. New York: Arco; Hearst Books international. ISBN 0-8230-6149-3.
  • Bertoni, Franco (2002). Minimalist Architecture, edited by Franco Cantini, translated from the Italian by Lucinda Byatt and from the Spanish by Paul Hammond. Basel, Boston, and Berlin: Birkhäuser. ISBN 3-7643-6642-7.
  • Carlos, Espartaco (1989). Eduardo Sanguinetti: The Experience of Limits. Buenos Aires: Ediciones de Arte Gaglianone. ISBN 950-9004-98-7.
  • Keenan, David, and Michael Nyman (2001). "Claim to Frame". The Sunday Herald (4 February).
  • Lancaster, Clay (September 1953). "Japanese Buildings in the United States before 1900: Their Influence upon American Domestic Architecture". The Art Bulletin, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 217–224.
  • Nyman, Michael (1968). "Minimal Music". The Spectator 221, no. 7320 (11 October): 518–19.
  • Pawson, John (1996). Minimum. London: Phaidon Press Limited. ISBN 0-7148-3262-6.
  • Rossell, Quim (2005). Minimalist Interiors. New York: Collins Design. ISBN 0-688-17487-6 (cloth); ISBN 0-06-082990-7 (cloth).
  • Saito, Yuriko (2007). The Moral Dimension of Japanese Aesthetics. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, vol.65, no. 1 (Winter), pp. 85–97. Retrieved 2011-10-18.

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Anthony Casalena shares a few concepts that embody the process of minimalism as well as Squarespace's guiding principles. Anthony Casalena at CreativeMorning...

Minimalism Advice on Moving & Letting Go

Read the full blog here: http://richerexperiences.com/minimalism-letting-go/ Join me in my closet with Cary Fortin who is a Minimalism and Space Clearing Exp...

Non-possession: seeking intense simplicity and the good life

Peter Lawrence has few possessions. He can fit nearly everything he owns in a suitcase. Lawrence is a self-described minimalist. After years of living simply...

The Minimalists Seattle Meetup

The Minimalists, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, ended their 10-city Holiday Happiness Tour on January 10, 2013 at Town Hall Seattle in front of a...

A Minimalist Wardrobe | Mama Minimalism Monday

Take a look into my itty bitty wardrobe and learn why I love it so much!

Why I like minimalism and decluttering

This is a video about why I was drawn to minimalism and how I started the process of decluttering in my closet and home. Zen Habits is my favourite blog on t...

Simplifying Your Wardrobe + My Journey Toward Minimalism

Since October, I have minimized my wardrobe from over 400 items down to 112 items. This includes socks, shoes, scarves, winter gear, and all regular clothing items. Picture of the closet with...

Can Minimalists Put an End to "Swipe & Spend"

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus, co-authors "Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life" join Thom Hartmann.

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Dallas Morning News

Dallas Morning News
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:22:30 -0700

How does a teacher even begin to conceive yet another low-budget, fresh idea for a classroom when you've had to move five times in your five years in education? Melody Townsel, a teacher at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual ...

WRTI

WRTI
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:07:30 -0700

More and more, he's brought in elements of harmonic structure, lavish scoring and long-range symphonic-like structure that one doesn't associate with minimalism at all. It really represents a kind of departure from minimalism, but always with an ...
 
The Epoch Times
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:02:12 -0700

The friends haven't looked back since and have become poster boys of sorts for the minimalist movement; they have co-authored books and blogs, are making a documentary, and host regular public speaking events on how minimalism has changed their ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:52:30 -0700

White minimalism is making way for interiors of a more opulent, layered style, mixing the modern with the vintage, the precious with the bargain and adding pattern, texture and splashes of saturated colour. It is by no means a return to the past ...
 
The News International
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 19:26:15 -0700

Minimalism as an approach to life has gained quite some popularity and it works exactly on this principle of keeping only what is essential and discarding the rest. Proponents of minimalism believe in getting rid of non-essential objects that take up a ...
 
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:18:45 -0700

Minimalism is a movement dedicated to paring things down to their most basic elements. It appeals especially to hipsters forced by high urban rents to concentrate their lives in small spaces. But as Baum demonstrated, the clearing of clutter does not ...

Post City

Post City
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:27:59 -0700

Willis Chan might not be a household name in the Toronto fashion scene yet, but it won't stay this way for long. Combining high impact minimalism with athletic wear, Chan produces his line of monochrome, unisex garments right here in Toronto. Since ...

gulfnews.com

gulfnews.com
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:12:30 -0700

Umm Suqeim is an established suburban neighbourhood renowned for its community feel, older-style villas and tree-lined compounds. Standing out from the crowd with its beautifully sleek contemporary lines is a recently completed renovation that is a ...
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