Design or art forms I would personally categorize as minimalist would be:

My problem

I likely missed a few more possible examples or there is an existing, different term formally described and venerated, that might be different or doesn't include any of the examples I have given (these examples where given only to explain what might adjust with what I personally define minimalist (or minimalism) as there might be two ore more formal, venerated terms or schools of art).

My question

Does a "minimalist" or "minimalism" category exist in some formal well venerated design or art literature and what would be one or more examples?

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This is a minimalist answer.

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    Personally I would name Bauhaus architecture "heavy". Most of its buildings in Germany and Israel (architected by German Jewish architects) have become "white elephants" since the 50's and if at all exist in 2020, are decaying and disgusting; again, this is my personal opinion and you might mean something different than I do so sorry for any ill interpretation from my side. – user147753 Jan 27 at 8:55
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    @JohnDoea: I would say Bauhaus is pretend-minimalism: build only what you need for the practical use of the house, no ornamentation, nothing else. But in fact even the first houses by Le Corbusier were terribly unpractical: the roof leaked because it was flat, all the white gets dirty, the actual people who had to live in some Bauhaus houses added their own decoration and plants to give it some atmosphaere, etc. – Cerberus Jan 28 at 18:16
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    Minimalism only works with proportionally correct design and accurate execution; unfortunately you missed the mark! Bauhaus as school and movement encompassed graphic design, typography & architecture; though it trended towards minimalism versus ornamentation in design ethos, it also had ties to de Stijl & earlier craft design. Gropius hoped to marry art, industrial design & industrial production: there wasn't the strong emphasis on minimalism as discrete æsthetic as many now think; the International or Modern movement, championed by Le Corbusier was far closer to minimalism. – GerardFalla Jan 28 at 22:49

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