Definition of maximalist
: one who advocates immediate and direct action to secure the whole of a program or set of goals
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Burke’s Instagram is a trove of her own maximalist pileups: wraparound pygmy rings, anthropomorphic suns with their tongues wagging, a dainty torso of a hermaphrodite.
The brand's maximalist motifs and patterns will be heavily displayed, as seen by a sneak-peek illustration of the Chiavari chair, a Ligurian design crafted from wood with a lacquered red finish.
The loss of the northwestern city was a historic blow to the rebellion that all but ended maximalist hopes of future military success against Assad.
Just ask interior designer Sasha Bikoff, whose recent project took her out of her comfort zone — designing maximalist spaces for the young and wealthy — and into her first-ever commercial gig: A restaurant space near Manhattan's Union Square.
The Qataris see it as a set of unreasonable, maximalist demands, asking them to abandon their foreign policy and align themselves completely with their neighbors and rivals.
Modern maximalist: Byredo stores are all about clarity and cohesion.
Sonic Bloom’: an outré, maximalist orgy of split petals that recalls a jester’s ruffled collar, as worn by Tilda Swinton.
Connecting her diverse aesthetic interests are a love of bold color, rich textures and all around maximalist design.
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