History of Design: Minimalism Essay

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Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Minimalism, also known as ABC Art or Minimalist Art, is a loose design movement which began in New York in the 1960s. A form of abstract art, minimalism eschews representation and ornamentation to focus on basic shapes and solid colors. The basic principle is to remove as many elements as possible in order to call attention to what remains.

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