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term referring to a variety of applied visual arts, both two- and three-dimensional, including textiles, metalwork, ceramics, books, and woodwork, as well as to certain aspects of architecture (see ornamentornament,
in architecture, decorative detail enhancing structures. Structural ornament, an integral part of the framework, includes the shaping and placement of the buttress, cornice, molding, ceiling, and roof and the capital and other elements of the column, as well as the use
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), public buildings, and private houses (see interior decorationinterior decoration,
adornment of the interior of a building, public or domestic, comprising interior architecture, finishing, and furnishings. Asian and classical cultures used the decorative arts to create elaborate interiors, and they originated forms extensively copied in
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). It is also applied to numerous household objects that have surfaces suitable for ornamental designdesign,
plan or arrangement of line, form, mass, color, and space in a pattern. A design may be created to serve a functional purpose as in architecture and in industrial designs or else purely to provide aesthetic pleasure.
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; to ecclesiastical vestments and appurtenances; and to personal apparel and belongings, including costumes, jewelry, goldwork and silverware, arms and armor, tools, saddles, and automobiles.
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The current exhibition will allow the participants to get acquainted with a rich and unique cultural heritage of the Turkmen people, modern fine and decorative arts of Turkmenistan and to intensify relations between the scientific communities of the two countries.
DOHA MINISTER of Culture, Arts and Heritage HE Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al Kuwari inaugurated the National Exhibition of Folk Decorative Arts at Katara on Friday.
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Paul Getty Museum representing 4,689 objects that range from paintings to decorative arts. These images will now be available free of charge.
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