Understanding Minimalism

Minimalism is defined as the concept of minimizing distractions from what’s truly valuable or essential.

As a result, a minimalist work offers a direct view at – and raises questions about – the true nature of the subject or object. It invites the viewer to consider it for what it really is: a shape, a thought, a movementreminding us to focus on what’s really important.

Minimalism finds application in many creative disciplines, including art, architecture, design, dance, film making, theater, music, fashion, photography and literature. The minimalist principle also forms the core of a lifestyle movement and has made its way into sports, gastronomy, and many other areas.

Understanding Minimalism explores these various disciplines one by one.