Decorative arts – Wikipedia

The front side of the Cross of Lothair (c. 1000), a classic example of “Ars Sacra”

The decorative arts are arts or crafts whose object is the design and manufacture of objects that are both beautiful and functional. It includes interior design, but not usually architecture. The decorative arts are often categorized in distinction to the “fine arts”, namely painting, drawing, photography, and large-scale sculpture, which generally produce objects solely for their aesthetic quality and capacity to stimulate the intellect.

Distinction from the fine arts[edit]

The distinction between the decorative and fine arts essentially arose from the post-Renaissance art of the West, where the distinction is for the most part meaningful. This distinction is much less meaningful when considering the art of other cultures and periods, where the most valued works, or even all works, include those in decorative media. For example, Islamic art in many

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Design – Wikipedia

Drafting of a plan or convention for the construction of an object or of a system; process of creation; act of creativity and innovation

A design is a plan or specification for the construction of an object or system or for the implementation of an activity or process, or the result of that plan or specification in the form of a prototype, product or process. The verb to design expresses the process of developing a design. In some cases, the direct construction of an object without an explicit prior plan (such as in craftwork, some engineering, coding, and graphic design) may also be considered to be a design activity. The design usually has to satisfy certain goals and constraints, may take into account aesthetic, functional, economic, or socio-political considerations, and is expected to interact with a certain environment. Major examples of designs include architectural blueprints, engineering drawings, business processes, circuit

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Green room – Wikipedia

Salón Verde (“Green Hall”), a green room at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain. The chairs, curtains and walls are predominantly green.

In show business, the green room is the space in a theatre or similar venue that functions as a waiting room and lounge for performers before and after a performance, and during the show when they are not engaged on stage. Green rooms typically have seating for the performers, such as upholstered chairs and sofas.

The origin of the term is often ascribed to such rooms historically being painted green.[1][2] Modern green rooms need not necessarily adhere to a specifically green color scheme, though the theatrical tradition of the name remains.

Possible sources of the term[edit]

The definitive origin of the term is lost to history, which has led to many theories and claims.

One of the oldest stories is that London’s Blackfriars

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Great room – Wikipedia

A great room is a room inside a house that combines the roles of several more traditional rooms (e.g. the family room, the living room, the study, etc.) into one space. Great rooms typically have raised ceilings, and are usually placed at or near the center of the home. Great rooms have been common in American homes since the early 1990s.

The New York Times called the great room “the McMansion’s signature space.”[1]

Description[edit]

The concept of a great room hearkens back to the romanticized ideal of great halls and great chambers in medieval castles and mansions, which contained one large central room where everything happened. Developers of mid-range suburban homes in America tried to solve the problem of the “dead” living room and the split between the living and family rooms by “returning” to the idea of the great room. The general concept is one

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Decorator pattern – Wikipedia

In object-oriented programming, the decorator pattern is a design pattern that allows behavior to be added to an individual object, dynamically, without affecting the behavior of other objects from the same class.[1] The decorator pattern is often useful for adhering to the Single Responsibility Principle, as it allows functionality to be divided between classes with unique areas of concern.[2] The decorator pattern is structurally nearly identical to the chain of responsibility pattern, the difference being that in a chain of responsibility, exactly one of the classes handles the request, while for the decorator, all classes handle the request.

Overview[edit]

The decorator[3] design pattern is one of the twenty-three well-known GoF design patterns; these describe how to solve recurring design problems and design flexible and reusable object-oriented software—that is, objects which are easier to implement, change, test, and reuse.

What problems can it solve?

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Art Deco – Wikipedia

Influential visual arts design style which first appeared in France during the 1920s

Art Deco, sometimes referred to as Deco, is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. Art Deco influenced the design of buildings, furniture, jewelry, fashion, cars, movie theatres, trains, ocean liners, and everyday objects such as radios and vacuum cleaners. It took its name, short for Arts Décoratifs, from the Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes (International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts) held in Paris in 1925. It combined modern styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials. During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress.

Art Deco was a pastiche of many different styles, sometimes contradictory, united by a desire to be modern. From its outset, Art Deco was influenced by

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Drawing room – Wikipedia

A drawing room is a room in a house where visitors may be entertained, and a historical term for what would now usually be called a living room. The name is derived from the 16th-century terms withdrawing room and withdrawing chamber, which remained in use through the 17th century, and made their first written appearance in 1642.[1] In a large 16th to early 18th century English house, a withdrawing room was a room to which the owner of the house, his wife, or a distinguished guest who was occupying one of the main apartments in the house could “withdraw” for more privacy. It was often off the great chamber (or the great chamber’s descendant, the state room) and usually led to a formal, or “state” bedroom.[2]

In modern houses, it may be used as a convenient name for a second or further reception room, but no particular

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Arts and Crafts movement – Wikipedia

Design movement c. 1880–1920

The Arts and Crafts movement was an international trend in the decorative and fine arts that began in Britain and flourished in Europe and North America between about 1880 and 1920, emerging in Japan in the 1920s as the Mingei movement. It stood for traditional craftsmanship using simple forms, and often used medieval, romantic, or folk styles of decoration. It advocated economic and social reform and was essentially anti-industrial.[1][2][3] It had a strong influence on the arts in Europe until it was displaced by Modernism in the 1930s,[4] and its influence continued among craft makers, designers, and town planners long afterwards.[5]

The term was first used by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson at a meeting of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society in 1887,[6] although the principles and style on which it was based had been developing in England for at least

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Design interior – Wikipedia

Un exemplu istoric: sala de mese Balliol College, Oxford

Arhitectura de interior, designul interior (engleză interior design) sau decorarea de interior constă din două activități principale:

  • plan (proiectare de interior, releveu, concept) — crearea planului de interior, redactarea acesteia;
  • amenajare — acțiunea de realizare a planului prin umplerea spațiilor sau reîmpărțirea acestora pe funcții și funcționalitate.

Această activitate stă în seama proiectantului de interior sau a arhitectului. Cele doua ocupații sunt incluse în nomenclatura programului Camerei de arhitectură și sunt protejate de lege.

În trecut, interioarele au fost puse împreună instinctiv ca parte a procesului de construire.[1] Profesia de design interior a fost o consecință a dezvoltării societății și a arhitecturii complexe care a rezultat din dezvoltarea proceselor industriale. Urmărirea utilizării

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Designer – Wikipedia

Designer
Occupation

Occupation type

Profession
Description
Competencies Technical knowledge,
teamwork abilities,
artistic skills (varies)

Fields of
employment

see Design professions

A designer is a person who makes designs for objects. A fashion designer designs clothing, a web designer designs web pages and an automobile designer designs automobiles. In each case, the designer works with the help of a technician or engineer who understands deeper level concepts of manufacturing and engineering and the designer is also largely confined to work at a surface level.

More formally, a designer is an agent that “specifies the structural properties of a design object”.[1] In practice, anyone who creates tangible or intangible objects, products, processes, laws, games, graphics, services, and experiences is referred to as a designer.

Overview[edit]

Classically, the main area of design was only architecture, which was understood as the major arts. The design of clothing, furniture, and other

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