pseudomorph

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pseudomorph

[′süd·ə‚mȯrf]
(mineralogy)
An altered mineral whose crystal form has the outward appearance of another mineral species. Also known as false form.
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Pseudomorphism doesn't produce such a uniform crystal form.
After all, the practices of these two artists--separated by more than a generation but commonly directed toward creating an elemental awareness within their audiences of the display situation--are rich both in similarity and difference, even providing a kind of object lesson in pseudomorphism.
In the first category we read about distortions of crystal growth, irregular growth phenomena on crystal faces, inclusions in crystals, color varieties in single species as functions of trace-element chemistry, optical effects, pseudomorphism, and many tangential topics.
Brett's staged confrontations work because they are never dogmatic--and never marred by pseudomorphism.
Today there is a meaningless case that is supposed to illustrate the phenomenon of pseudomorphism, but the specimen selection is so poor and the labels are so confused that it is a total disaster.
Smith's relationship to what one calls Minimalism, whether it be the work of Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, or Carl Andre, has much to do with historical coincidence or pseudomorphism.