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monumentalism Line breaks: monu|men¦tal|ism
Pronunciation: /mɒnjʊˈmɛnt(ə)lɪz(ə)m/

Definition of monumentalism in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Construction, especially of buildings, on a grand scale.
Example sentences
  • This in a time when there was an obsession with structural monumentalism.
  • If this is cultural arrogance, it has perhaps some of its roots in insecurity and takes a tangible form in architectural monumentalism.
  • In designing the embassy, the architects were faced with the challenge of finding a symbolically appropriate architectural expression, while refraining from monumentalism.

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