What I really like about screenplays is that a lot of them have minimal descriptions of objects or the environment. By contrast, novels usually have detailed descriptions that I have difficulty getting through... a lot of times I will just skim these parts.
The words of a screenplay mostly involve either dialogue... or describing "actions". Things to keep the story moving. Any descriptions of objects are people are kept terse.
Is there any tradition of novel writing that involves writing more like a screenplay (in the ways mentioned above)? To be clear, I'm not really thinking about "format" here, like the format of a play. I mean more the contents of the novel itself.