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Ornamental

Refers to forms that adorn or embellish a surface or any other part of a structure.
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Such oriental ornamentalism was common in contemporary imperial culture and, as Timothy Morton has shown, was particularly useful for authors, such as the Cockney poets, who relied upon such discursive exoticism to mask their dubious cultural status.
Colonial officials were much more comfortable with the remnants of the old order, a characteristic that David Cannadine has attempted to explain in his Ornamentalism.
4) Similarly, David Cannadine's Ornamentalism argues that racial hierarchies and colonial exploitation were undermined by commonalities between the upper classes on both sides of the colonial divide.
This beautifully produced book--containing a substantial number of Reeh's own photographs of urban ornamentalism, visually pleasant but insufficiently motivated--clearly reflects Kracauer's growing cult status: His texts have become authorization for others' writerly creativity--in this case applied to "modern urban culture," no matter how eclectic or how tenuous the connection.