historicism historicism

Definition(s):

  • (n) a theory that social and cultural events are determined by history

Usage(s):

  1. Having played regularly with Wynton Marsalis, the pianist shares with his former bandleader a taste for pedagogy, historicism and sheer ambition.
  2. His forays into historicism may look kitschy to us now.
  3. Barth spent a year grappling with Von Harnack's historicism.

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  1. "It was really an attempt at historicism - a desperate gasp at historicism," Mr. Cloepfil said, as if Mr. Stern were bent on romanticizing the recent past, as opposed to rethinking it.
    on Jun 4, 2007 By: Brad Cloepfil Source: New York Times

  2. The Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, who said he had been following the building's fate with interest, said of the castle project: "I think that's a painful part of it - that most historicism is realized at the expense of history."
    on Aug 26, 2005 By: Rem Koolhaas Source: International Herald Tribune

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