con·cret·ism | \kän-ˈkrē-ˌti-zəm, ˈkän-ˌkrē- \

Definition of concretism 

: representation of abstract things as concrete especially : the theory or practice of concrete poetry

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concretist \kän-ˈkrē-tist, ˈkän-ˌkrē- \ noun

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The show charts Pape’s prolific path, from her youthful days in the nonobjective concrete-art movement to her defection to the more playful neo-concretism, ending with later works of anything-goes independence. The New Yorker, "Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms," 8 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of concretism

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for concretism

concrete entry 1 + -ism

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