modernistic modernistic


  • (adj) relating to a recently developed fashion or style



  • Modernistic extremes were lacking, but living-room furniture was scaled down in size, upholstery was in modernistic shades of blue and pink.


  • Metrodome: Greasy, noisy stage for history

    It stands, at least for a few more weeks, as a monument to sports’ unvarnished past, when stadiums were less about modernistic flourishes (Club seating! Craft beers! TV monitors in every seat!) and more about the games played inside them. The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome was built first and foremost to house a lot of them -- it is the only U.S. venue to host a Super Bowl, a Final Four, an MLB ...
    on December 27, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs


  1. "I graduated in 1960 and I was taught in the modernistic style: never put residences and workplaces and recreation and transportation together. Separate them in all areas of the city," Gehl says. "And then I married a psychologist. All these...
    on Nov 30, 2007 By: Jan Gehl Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "That's a difficult question," Rybczynski said. "Modernism came right at the end of the Gilded Age, and clearly these houses are not modernistic. Historians have written these off, but that's a mistake." "They are part of our heritage....
    on Dec 10, 2006 By: Witold Rybczynski Source: Miami Herald

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