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illuminating

[ə′lü·mə‚nād·iŋ]
(graphic arts)
The hand decoration of books, as done in medieval times, with drawings and miniature paintings, or with embellishments, usually in red, blue, and gold, added to initial letters and borders.
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Another reference is Thomas McFarland, in a discussion that illuminatingly describes the ratios of the sublime and the bathetic in Wordsworth, identifying what he calls "Wordsworth's deepest form of utterance, his own true and authentic style .
The display and very well-illustrated catalogue are intended to trace the chronological development of Venetian landscape, but in his introductory essay and in the wall texts the organiser, Mauro Lucco, has also illuminatingly identified a number of distinct, although overlapping, themes.
10) The idea of philosophia perennis has been encapsulated illuminatingly by Wilhelm SchmidtBiggemann (50-51): "A prerequisite for philosophia perennis in all its forms is the agreement of monotheistic theology with philosophy; and as monotheism is theology of spirit, philosophia perennis must be a spiritual philosophy.
It can be illuminatingly contrasted with Paul's discussion in 1 Corinthians 8 on the significance of Christians eating food sacrificed to divinities, which he calls "idols.
The book should also find a place on many bookshelves as an impeccably clear and illuminatingly organized survey of the field.
While a few recent publications--like the essays by Richard Flood, Frances Morris, Robert Lumley, and Karen Pinkus in the catalogue of the 2001 exhibition "Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera 1962-1972," co-organized by the Walker Art Center and Tate Modern, or the overview Arte Povera (1999), edited and illuminatingly introduced by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev--have begun to consider arte povera in a broader social context, the field is still plagued by the idea that its artists were primarily enamored of low, or literally "poor," materials, and by the argument that arte povera's antitechnological bent is a misinterpretation of American Minimalism.
These readings illuminatingly redirect the critical gaze on contemporary African-American literature to the spiritual world as it touches the textual and the mundane.
Examples of the conventional formula requiring a mid-stage confrontation between newly arrived characters are evident in Heywood's undisputed plays, and indeed Russell West has written illuminatingly about the complex ways in which, for instance, Heywood figures the interior-exterior dynamic in The Fair Maid of the West "iconically in the opening of the two stage doors which quite concretely open onto the spaces of contiguity flanking the stage.
What matters is that the RSC has come up with a political thriller that can be placed illuminatingly alongside those of Shakespeare.
The last admirable chapter on national theatre and the political crisis in Northern Ireland from 1968-92 deals illuminatingly with widening fissures in the entrenched post-1922 official northern dissociation of literature from political engagement--itself a political act--and with the response of playwrights such as John Boyd and Brian Friel to the shattering of consensus--or sullen acquiescence--after Bloody Sunday.
Ty illuminatingly invokes Lacan, who distinguished between desire and need and located desire "in the beyond of the demand" (quoted, 71), indicating its revolutionary potential.
The editors have shaped a volume which, no matter how divergent its essays' various approaches, addresses consistently, illuminatingly, and often with startling results "the interaction between these two worlds and .