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arabesque

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Fanciful and intricate surface decoration based on geometrical patterns, found from classical art onwards and not necessarily of Arab origin. Unlike grotesque ornament it does not contain...

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Charles-Pierre-Joseph Normand

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(1765–1840).

French architect, engineer, and engraver, whose plates for Percier and Fontaine's Recueil … (1801) encapsulated the Empire style. His Nouveau Recueil en Divers Genres...

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Federal style

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An American architectural and decorative style which was Neoclassical in manner and derived mainly from French architecture and the Adam style. It played a dominant role from the...

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