"Ornaments and Grotesques": A plate
Europe, Flanders (now Belgium)
Cornelis Floris II
Committee for Art Acquisitions Fund
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Art or science of designing and building structures, especially habitable structures, in accordance with principles determined by aesthetic and practical or material considerations. Refers also to the structures created. [November 1994 related term added. October 1990 alternate term added.]
Decorative forms that are an integral part of a building or object but are not essential to its structure. Regarding techniques of embellishment in general, use "decoration (process)." [November 1990 descriptor moved.]
With reference to an individual page or sheet, such as a poster, use for the main body of type or written matter, as opposed to the illustrations, margins, borders, headings, or other features. With reference to a book or periodical, use for the main body of the writing, as distinct from front matter, notes, index, appendix, and bibliography. [May 1994 descriptor added.]
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