Meaning of constructivism


Pronunciation: (kun-struk'tu-viz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. a nonrepresentational style of art developed by a group of Russian artists principally in the early 20th century, characterized chiefly by a severely formal organization of mass, volume, and space, and by the employment of modern industrial materials. Cf. suprematism.
  2. a style of scenic design characterized by abstraction, simplification, and stylization rather than realistic imitation.
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