Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of anything that distracts us from it.
Gertrude Stein, all courage and will, is a soldier of minimalism. Her work, unlike the resonating silences in the art of Samuel Beckett, embodies in its loquacity and verbosity the curious paradox of the minimalist form. This art of the nuance in repetition and placement she shares with the orchestral compositions of Philip Glass.elizabeth hardwick
[Also] minimalism is a term that all of us who share so little in common and who are lumped together as minimalists are not terribly happy with.
Through Kurt I saw the beauty of minimalism and the importance of music that's stripped down.
I have my own definition of minimalism, which is that which is created with a minimum of means. I guess I like to think in those broader terms. If one thinks of minimalism according to my definition.
minimalism wasn't a real idea – it ended before it started.