Tout ensemble


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Tout ensemble

From the French phrase for “all together”; used to describe the cohesive ambience of an entire area. Derived from a New Orleans ruling (1941) regarding preserving the antiquity of the entire French Quarter. The elements of the tout ensemble include location, design setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and associations to lives, events, or visual qualities.
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I'd say Baghdad, Tehran and Riyadh should make the list, tout ensemble, and maybe even Damascus.
Tom and Sally Forster of the Groomsbridge Stud in Devon are getting fed up reading that such-and-such a horse is the only son of Shergar still standing at stud, and understandably so, because for the last five years they have been promoting the former John Dunlop-trained Tout Ensemble, who is by the
A commentator in a 1910 Estates Magazine wrote that its proportions were 'perfect' - 'so that whereas in most billiard rooms the only article of furniture seen is the billiard table in this, the table is but an unobtrusive accessory to the tout ensemble.