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COURSES OF DEVELOPMENT

Decoration

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Adornment . . . . Enrichment . . . . An Effect . . . . To Define, Form, Finish, Coordinate. . . . To Beautify . . . . Ornament . . . . The Design, Style, Layout of interiors and interior furnishings . . . . Decor/Beauty . . . . Grace, Propriety, Good Taste . . . . Fitting, Correct . . . . Consider: Schema, Motif, Tradition, Narration, Ornamentation, Embellishment, Symbol, etc.

Work in this area may include Social, Cultural, Political, Religious and other traditional or formal orientations, etc. . . . . Historical references. . . . .There are many Stylistic and Technical Methods & Approaches . . . . Related Matters may include understanding of Materials & Processes, Conservation, Supply and Service . . . . . Decoration may be focused or applied formally or funcionally in areas of Architectural Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Graphics, Textiles, Industrial Design, and many professional engineering and developmental considerations, etc.



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One may get started from any perspective and find Developments will proceed through selected courses of interest. For personal appreciation --or through concentration of interest in one or two courses through which to demonstrate expertise --all forms of development require the investment of time and interest.

The focus here is on 'Decoration.'


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Developments may in this way proceed through an appreciation of the arts and art works on a very general level . . . . or . . . . through engagement in materials, processes and methods . . . . through work with visual relationships . . . . . through consideration of aesthetic theory and practice . . . . through an interpretation of a specific discipline . . . . through reference to tradition . . . . . through a review of history or attention to cultural norms or through the development of specific topics, events, or issues . . . .


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4 Decorate vt [L decoratus, pp. of decorare, fr. decor-, decus ornament, honor -more at Decent] [1530] 1: to add honor to 2: to furnish with something ornamental [__ a room] 3: to award a mark of honor to -syn see Adorn

Decoration n [1530] 1: the act or process of decoarting 2: something that adorns, enriches, or beautifies: Ornament 2: a badge of honor [as U.S. military award]

Decorative adj [1791]: serving to decorate; esp: purely ornamental

Decorative Art n [1967] 1: an art concerned primarily with the creation of useful items [as furniture, ceramics, and textiles] -usu. used in pl. 2: objects of decorative art

Decorator n [c. 1755]: one that decorates; esp: one that designs or executes interiors and their furnishings.

Decorous adj [L decorus, fr., decor beauty, grace; akin to L decére to be fitting--more at Decent] [1673]: marked by propriety and good taste: Correct [__ conduct]

Decor or

Décor n [F décor, fr. décorer to decorate, fr. L decorare] [1897] a: a stage setting 2a: Decoration 2 b: the style and layout of interior furnishings

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]




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