Books, Articles and Publications on Minimalism as a Concept

If you want to know more about minimalism, Wikipedia is of course a good start. For those who want to learm even more, I’ve started collecting publications from around the web.

Note: I do not necessarily support the contents and insights expressed in these documents.

The definition of minimalism

There’s a definition on Wikipedia which describes minimalism as “movements in various forms of art and design, especially visual art and music, where the work is set out to expose the essence or identity of a subject through eliminating all non-essential forms, features or concepts. ” I wrote that definition.

However, I do not longer use it – It is flawed and semantically crooked.

The definition I now propagandize is much more elegant: Minimalism is the concept of minimizing distractions from what’s truly valuable or essential.

Minimalism vs simplicity

Academic / research papers