Meaning of contextualism
Pronunciation: (kun-teks'ch-u-liz"um), [key]
- (in motion-picture criticism) the theory that all incidents in a film must be viewed in the social, political, and cultural context with which the film concerns itself and in which it was made.
- the aesthetic position that a building or the like should be designed for harmony or a meaningful relationship with other such elements already existing in its vicinity.
- contextualism (Thesaurus)