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  The Concept Of Decoration in Islamic architecture
There is never one type of decoration for one type of building or object; on the contrary, there are decorative principles that are pan-Islamic and applicable to all types of buildings and objects at all times (whence comes the intimate relationship in Islam between all the applied arts and architecture).
Writes Jones, "The layers of surface decoration are increased and the complexity of visual effects enriched by the use of carpets and cushions, which often reflect the same decorative schemes as those found on walls and ceilings.
Floors and ceilings contribute to the fluidity of space by the nature of their decoration, since they are often patterned in the same manner as the walls; sometimes, in the case of floors, the decoration actually reproduces carpets.
www.islamicart.com /main/architecture/decorate.html   (1517 words)

 State decoration - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
International decorations are similar, but are not granted by a specific nation but rather an international organization.
Unlike non-state decorations, state decorations are regulated by the state.
State decorations may be divided into civil decorations and military decorations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/State_decoration   (167 words)

 Interior decoration - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The goal of interior decoration is to provide a certain "feel" for the room; it encompasses applying wallpaper, painting walls and other surfaces, choosing furniture and fittings, such as light fixtures, and providing other decorations for the area such as paintings and sculptures.
Interior decorating is done professionally by interior designers or interior decorators, and by some architects.
The role of the interior decorator evolved in the 18th century from the Parisian marchand-mercier and the upholder in London.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /interior_decorator.htm   (529 words)

 Decoration Bureau
Awards, in the form of decorations and medals of honor, are bestowed upon individuals of merit, in recognition of their national or public services, and in honor of their distinguished accomplishments in respective areas of society.
The Decoration Bureau of the Cabinet Office is responsible for administrative duties pertaining to the conferral of awards, from conducting studies and research on the awards system to planning and selecting recipients for the Biannual Decoration Ceremonies and other awards.
Decorations are awarded to commendable persons over the age of 70, and to individuals over the age of 55, recognized for their diligence in areas away from the public eye.
www8.cao.go.jp /english/decoration   (439 words)

 Iranica: Decoration
A taste for intricate decoration is also evident in 12th- and 13th-century metalwork from Khorasan, where bronze or brass was inlaid with silver and copper in figural, vegetal, calligraphic, and geometric patterns.
In the 13th and early 14th centuries the formulation of a new decorative vocabulary was accompanied by a change in the structure of patronage fostered by the Mongol conquest.
Yet another decorative repertoire with a Chinese pedigree that became prominent in the 15th century was an idealized landscape, in which features of the garden and the royal hunting preserve were combined; it is inhabited by both mythological creatures like the dragon and phoenix and more familiar birds and animals.
www.iranian.com /Iranica/Sept97/Decor   (3523 words)

 Slide 8: Pre-firing Decoration
Pre-firing decoration, which survives the heat of the firing, is generally permanent and will survive handling and extensive use of the pot.
Pre-firing decoration is applied at different stages in the drying process, after the completion of the basic shape of the pot and before the firing.
Simple decorations include ones incised into the damp clay with a sharp blade or comb-like tool, impressed with a stamp made for example from split seed pods or shells, or rolled with a roulette made from a dried corn cob from which the kernels have been removed.
www.uiowa.edu /~intl/rft/slide_show/slide8.html   (306 words)

 South African Orders, Decoration & Medals ABC
The decoration was superseded in 1979 by a new decoration of the same name, and by the SAP Star for Outstanding Service.
The decoration was re-designed in 1980, and became obsolete in 1986.
Decorations and medals for service between 1961 and 1994 were instituted in 1996: Star for Bravery in Gold, Star for Bravery in Silver, Conspicuous Leadership Star, Decoration for Merit in Gold, Merit Medal in Silver, Merit Medal in Bronze, Southern Africa Service Medal, Service Medal.
www.geocities.com /militaf/4-stu.htm   (5430 words)

 Poynter Online - In Defense of Decoration
Good decoration is that which enhances or frames a product or message." "The facade of a building or the cover of a brochure sparks a responsive chord even when type is absent.
But Heller also cautions that decoration can be "the ignorant application of dysfunctional doodads that are total anachronisms." We've all seen a lot of bad decorative "design" and what it all has in common is that it gets in the way of the information instead of enhancing it.
Mood, color, decorative elements, photography, and illustration are all born out of information, yet many times we downplay the importance of visual appeal and the power it has to attract the reader to the information.
www.poynter.org /column.asp?id=47&aid=61667   (391 words)

The introduction of new decorative modes or techniques often followed such major historical shifts as the Islamic conquest in the mid-7th century, the Mongol invasion in the first half of the 13th century, and the establishment of European trading companies in the 17th century.
A systematic investigation of the history and use of decoration in Persia should thus provide insight into a variety of economic and social factors for which written documentation is often scanty, including the training, organization, and migration of craftsmen and the relative economic importance or social status of various crafts.
Similarly, an enthusiasm for "bird and flower" decoration is often associated with the court painter ˆaf^¿ ¿Abba@s^, who was active during the middle decades of the 17th century and who designed both textiles and album paintings.
www.iranica.com /articles/v7/v7f2/v7f266.html   (4563 words)

 Decoration Policies
Extra decorations such as flowers, wreaths, windchimes, are not allowed to hang on the lights They are not used in Garland Brook’s Veteran’s sections.
Decorations pertinent to Easter, such as crosses and flowers are welcome.
Decorations left anywhere except on the designated tables or cemetery installed vases will be removed.
www.tima.com /~garland/flower_decoration_policies.htm   (3224 words)

 Decoration in Islamic arts and architecture
Despite the fact that this building surface is flat, not sculptured, its decoration, through contrasts of color and complexity of design, has three-dimensional implications.
This is an inner view of a dome of the Great Mosque at Damascus, built in the 8th century, reconstructed in the 19th century, the surface within the squinch is shaped into a small semi-dome, and is load-bearing.
The ribbed dome over the bay in front of the mihrab in the 10th century mosque of Cordoba, is one of the many brilliant technical improvisations created by the Muslim builders in Spain.
www.islamicart.com /main/architecture/decor.html   (366 words)

 Annie's "Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas" Page
When you do the decorating by yourself you feel the satisfaction of seeing what you were able to accomplish.
But when you do the decorating with a loved who is a child or your friend it can be a "special time", and a celebration all in itself.
In Interior decorating or design the most important elements are style, form, color and light, scale, and pattern and texture.
www.annieshomepage.com /thdecorations.html   (1607 words)

 The Decoration of European Armor | Special Topics Page | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Those decorated with pairs of horns probably date to the twelfth or eleventh century B.C., and, incidentally, seem to be the only Scandinavian helmets to be adorned with horns (there is little evidence to suggest that Vikings ever used horns as crests).
Perhaps the most lavishly decorated example is the magnificent early seventh-century helmet from Sutton Hoo, which consisted of an iron bowl decorated with applied figural ornaments with silver inlay, and with applied sheets of tinned copper embossed with animals and scenes from Germanic mythology.
During the second half of the fifteenth century, it became fashionable, especially in the German-speaking territories, to decorate the surface of armor with raised ridges and grooves, sometimes corresponding to elaborately cut decoration to the plates' edges, reminiscent of Gothic tracery.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/deca/hd_deca.htm   (2029 words)

This property describes decorations that are added to the text of an element.
The color(s) required for the text decoration should be derived from the 'color' property value.
This property is not inherited, but descendant boxes of a block box should be formatted with the same decoration (e.g., they should all be underlined).
www.w3.org /TR/REC-CSS2/text.html   (1476 words)

These great outdoor decorations are adorable...Hang these windsocks from a branch, hook on patio or wherever you want to show your Halloween spirit.
Venetian Half Mask with Feathers is made of hard plastic with decorative trim and attached feathers and comes with a headband for easy wear.
Add these eerie decorations to your walls to create the effect that there's ghoulish creatures watching your every move in the night.
www.ronjo.com /costume/hallo.html   (2414 words)

 interior decoration on Encyclopedia.com
In the second half of the century William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites instituted an arts and crafts movement that spread abroad and stimulated a reaction against ornate Victorian decoration.
Casablanca.Details of the decoration of the main prayer room,with green and white Islamic motifs.
Matisse uses the largest room as worksurface for his decoration of the Chapelle des Dominicains at St Paul de Vence.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/i1/interior.asp   (941 words)

 3. Time: from Ritual to Decoration Ensemble
I am also going to outline how these decorations change over time, but keep in mind that as these changes occur, houses themselves are generally changing, going from traditional Italian houses with public space on the main axis to Greek houses and villas with private, garden space on the main axis.
The garden-like peristyle had to have the appropriate decorations and components so that you knew it was a country getaway and you could act appropriately, by relaxing and reflecting.
Remember that part of the idea of decoration was to emulate the surroundings of the rich and famous, part of which was the villa.
home.att.net /~b.b.major/time.html   (2453 words)

 Unique, Online, Wholesale Home Decorating and Home Decoration Store
Decorative furnishings and home decorating accessories including antiques and antique replicas for authentic home decorating and improvement.
Easterncorner, Inc., headquartered in Cambridge, MA, is a rapidly growing print and on-line catalogue and home decorating company promoting the art of the former Ottoman Empire which consisted of 22 nations during it's peak time.
Our mission is to share and promote Ottoman Empire's cultural heritage, and to provide home decorating goods that reflect the common values and art of a blend of societies.
www.easterncorner.com   (388 words)

 Decoration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The normal purpose of a Decoration object is to provide a description of an object mentioned in a room description or other object description, when the object is of no real importance to the game but ought to be implemented for the sake of completeness.
A Decoration object gets round this by providing something that produces a description in response to an EXAMINE command and a message like 'The red sign is not important.' in response to any other action attempted upon it.
Finally, a simple example of a Decoration would be the lake as seen from the shore.
users.ox.ac.uk /~manc0049/TADSGuide/decoration.htm   (791 words)

 Bathroom Decoration - Shower Curtains
Unless the bathroom is in good shape and safe from leakages, adding bathroom decoration to your existent bathrooms might not really make sense.
Whether you have a large bathroom or a small one, decorating it can be fun and easy.
Toilet fixture, lighting fixture and ceiling fixture are all essential bathroom fixtures one requires while decorating a bathroom.
www.clearleadinc.com /site/bathroom-decoration.html   (1636 words)

 Iceland's House of Christmas - Christmas Decoration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In some cases even the presents served as decorations and were hung on the tree.
Cornucopias from decorative paper were hung on the tree and filled with candy, nuts and other goodies for children.
However, not many people know that most of the decorations made by these craftsmen have a meaning.
www.jolahusid.com /engl/decor.htm   (215 words)

 Amazon.com: Music: Decoration Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
More than any DBT record before it, Decoration Day feels utterly anachronistic, like it was recorded before the CD era and should ideally be listened to on LP with all the attendant hisses and pops.
The best I've ever heard Decoration Day sound was on a recent sweltering Sunday evening while I was relaxing on the couch with the ceiling fan circling overhead.
Decoration Day is an awesome rekkid from start to finish, not a dud track to be found just killer songwriting/storytelling & playing until the end...
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00009M8IA?v=glance   (2041 words)

 b_kli   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
After studying at the Vienna School of Decorative Arts, Klimt in 1883 opened an independent studio specializing in the execution of mural paintings.
Soon thereafter he painted three allegorical murals for the ceiling of the University of Vienna auditorium that were violently criticized; the erotic symbolism and pessimism of these works created such a scandal that the murals were rejected.
His later murals, the "Beethoven Frieze" (1902; Osterreichische Gallery, Vienna) and the murals (1909-11) in the dining room of the Stoclet House, Brussels, are characterized by precisely linear drawing and the bold and arbitrary use of flat, decorative patterns of colour and gold leaf.
www.horse-in-art.com /b_t/b_kli.htm   (248 words)

 window decorating ideas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Decorating your home can be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding things you can do.
Decorating can also mean a broad range of different things.
Whatever kind of decorating you are planning, the links below and on the following pages will provide the information and links you need to find the information you are after.
www.house-home-haven.com /decorating/window-decorating-ideas.htm   (641 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: The Rococo Interior : Decoration and Social Spaces in Early Eighteenth-Century Paris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
That 1 percent of France's 26 million citizens could have such an influence not only on decoration and the arts but also on conduct in society is documented in detail and in both fl-and-white and color photographs.
This lavishly illustrated book explores the interior decoration of Parisian mansions during the first half of the eighteenth century, the rococo period.
Charting the rapid and sometimes dramatic changes in both the style and the imagery of the time, Katie Scott examines the relations between social status and the consumption and display of decoration in the grand houses of the nobility.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0300045824?v=glance   (505 words)

 Decoration Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Mardi Gras Party Supplies and Decorations - Save 70% - Find hundreds of party supplies, balloons and decorations for Mardi Gras parties.
Byers Choice - Manufacturers in Chalfont, PA, offer Christmas decorations such as figurines of kindles and carolers.
Shop for tableware, party favors, balloons, decorations, streamers, and confetti.
search.localcolorart.com /search/encyclopedia/Decoration   (264 words)

 painting-estimates.co.uk - Painting estimates by Painters & Decorators - Estimates for painting & decorating. Painters ...
Painters and decorators in all areas of the UK available.
A professional painter or decorator can help you with painting and interior decorating.
Decorating your home yourself might seem the cheapest way, but house painters and professional decorators make sure the quality of your painting and decorating lasts for years and years.
www.painting-estimates.co.uk   (151 words)

 Home Decor and Home Decoration Gifts
Decorating ideas include using these hand-cut, hand-painted pieces as garden art, tabletop accents, wall groupings, and more: don't miss our Geckos Wall Decor!
These Caribbean crafts products work well in nursery decor, and children's rooms decoration, or even in sunrooms and Florida rooms.
Spice up your home decor with tropical hand made quilts, tablecloths, aprons, pillow covers, and rag dolls.
www.art-ickles.com /store   (619 words)

 Saint Tropez decoration, shops deco and decorators St Tropez
Jeu d'Ombre this shop is specialized in decorative home lighting.
For all those who like an unusual and unique home, the meeting place is Vie Nouvelle this interior decoration boutique has unearthed craftsmen who work wrought iron, wood, copper or lava stone in an extraordinary and new way, both traditional and modern.
Being convinced of your desire of comfort and home welfare, ARTELITE designs and realises exceptional living spaces as you have always dreamt of.
www.bestofsainttropez.com /saint_tropez_decoration_decorator.htm   (99 words)

 text-decoration Attribute | textDecoration Property (A, ADDRESS, B, ...) (Internet Explorer - DHTML)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sets or retrieves a value that indicates whether the text in the object has blink, line-through, overline, or underline decorations.
For example, setting {text-decoration: underline overline blink none} causes none of the decorations to render.
The following examples use the text-decoration attribute and the textDecoration property to decorate text within the object.
msdn.microsoft.com /workshop/author/dhtml/reference/properties/textDecoration.asp   (485 words)

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