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New Orleans Museum of Art, United States

The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), New Orleans’ oldest fine arts institution, t is situated within City Park, a short distance from the intersection of Carrollton Avenue and Esplanade Avenue. NOMA opened on December 16, 1911 with only 9 works of art. Today, the museum hosts an impressive permanent…

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Royal Palace of Venaria, Turin, Italy

Royal Palace of Venaria (Italian: Reggia di Venaria Reale) is a former royal residence and gardens located in Venaria Reale, near Turin in the Metropolitan City of Turin of the Piedmont region in northern Italy. With 80,000m² in palace area and over 950.000m² in premises, it is one the largest…

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Astylar

Astylar (from Gr. ἀ-, privative, and στῦλος, a column) is an architectural term given to a class of design in which neither columns nor pilasters are used for decorative purposes; thus the Riccardi and Strozzi palaces in Florence are astylar in their design, in contradistinction to Palladio’s palaces at Vicenza,…

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An Awakening of Self-awareness, Singapore Biennale 2016

A Flow of Identities and A Breath of Wills provided a constellation of artistic perspectives that provide unexpected ways of seeing the world and ourselves. A Flow of Identities Entangled in the contingencies of experience, the concepts and formation of national, regional, cultural and individual identities are recognised as mutable…

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Baldachin

A baldachin, or baldaquin (from Italian: baldacchino), is a canopy of state typically placed over an altar or throne. It had its beginnings as a cloth canopy, but in other cases it is a sturdy, permanent architectural feature, particularly over high altars in cathedrals, where such a structure is more…

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Review of International furniture and interiors fair of cologne 2013

IMM Cologne 2013, the annual furniture fair held at Koelnmesse in January, the fair attracted 142,000 visitors from 137 countries through the halls of Koelnmesse. The exhibition was made even more attractive to exhibitors and visitors alike with the biennial kitchen exhibition, LivingKitchens, making its second appearance at IMM. IMM…

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Guide Tour of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, France

Saint-Germain-des-Prés is one of the four administrative quarters of the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France, located around the church of the former Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. St-Germain-des-Prés, the 6th Arrondissement of Paris, is best known for the literary and artistic celebrities who lived and worked here in the late 19th and…

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Footnotes 2015, Maraya Art Centre

In honour of our fifth year running, presents the second instalment of aide-mémoire, a show that highlights the multitude of stories that encompass an exhibition. Aide-mémoire, which translates from French as an aid for memory, centres on the ways in which we see, remember and record personal encounters. Many of…

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Morgan Library & Museum, New York, United States

The Morgan Library & Museum—formerly the Pierpont Morgan Library—is a museum and research library located at 225 Madison Avenue at East 36th Street in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It was founded to house the private library of J. P. Morgan in 1906, which included manuscripts…

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Guide Tour of Flea Markets in Paris, France

A flea market is a type of street market that provides space for vendors to sell previously-owned (second-hand) merchandise. Treasures certainly abound in Paris, a city of folks blessed with phenomenal taste. The flea markets not only attract tourists looking for unique souvenirs, but also frequented by professional treasure hunter…

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Lab color space

The Lab color space describes mathematically all perceivable colors in the three dimensions L for lightness and a and b for the color components green–red and blue–yellow. The terminology “Lab” originates from the Hunter 1948 color space. Nowadays “Lab” is frequently mis-used as abbreviation for CIEL*a*b* 1976 color space (also…

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Origin of the umbrella, China Umbrella Museum

The origin of the umbrella is a problem that cannot be clearly stated at present. In ancient China, there were many legends and documents about the invention of umbrellas, as well as some archaeological materials for us to explore. Although these materials still do not give an accurate answer, they…

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Winter tourism in Geneva, Switzerland

In winter, the city is adorned with its most beautiful lights thanks to the Geneva Lux festival which presents original creations by artists. Disco on ice evenings and the many ephemeral skating rinks, especially in Bastions Park, enhance your moments of relaxation. Make way for traditions in December thanks to…

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American colonial architecture

American colonial architecture includes several building design styles associated with the colonial period of the United States, including First Period English (late-medieval), French Colonial, Spanish Colonial, Dutch Colonial, and Georgian. These styles are associated with the houses, churches and government buildings of the period from about 1600 through the 19th…

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American Impressionism

American Impressionism was a style of painting related to European Impressionism and practiced by American artists in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. American Impressionism is a style of painting characterized by loose brushwork and vivid colors. The style often depicted landscapes mixed with scenes…

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Miguel Rio Branco Gallery, Inhotim Institute

Result of a long collaboration process between Inhotim and the artist, the Pavilhão Miguel Rio Branco was built in the last two years to house a comprehensive presentation of his production. The assembled works present the photographic image on different supports, such as individual photos, polyptychs, panels, film, audiovisual and…

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Buddha statue

A Buddha statue is the mostly fully plastic, made of a stone and idealized image of the historical Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama), the founder of Buddhism. Aniconic representations of Buddha probably existed very early (4th or 3rd century BC); However, portraits of the person himself are not documented until the 1st…

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Orientalist Painting Collection, Pera Museum

Pera Museum’s Orientalist Painting Collection consists of works by European and Ottoman/Turkish artists, including works by Osman Hamdi Bey and his most famous painting, The Tortoise Trainer. Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Collection Throughout the ages, the Orient has attracted the interest of the West. European intellectuals and artists have…

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Architecture of Scotland in the Prehistoric era

The architecture of Scotland in the prehistoric era includes all human building within the modern borders of Scotland, before the arrival of the Romans in Britain in the first century BCE. Stone Age settlers began to build in wood in what is now Scotland from at least 8,000 years ago.…

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Sustainable community

The term “sustainable communities” has various definitions, but in essence refers to communities planned, built, or modified to promote sustainable living. Sustainable communities tend to focus on environmental and economic sustainability, urban infrastructure, social equity, and municipal government. The term is sometimes used synonymously with “green cities,” “eco-communities,” “livable cities”…

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Girona City Travel Guide, Catalonia, Spain

Girona is a city and municipality in the northeastern Catalonia, capital of the region of Gironès, it belongs to the area of the Girona counties. Girona is a city on a human scale with all the charm of a larger city. Take a leisurely stroll through the old town, visit…

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Costumes and vehicles collection, Mofilm museum

In several halls of the Mofilm museum, the elements of various scenery are collected – the old Copenhagen from the film “Andersen. Zhizn bez lyubvi” (Andersen. Life Without Love) by Eldar Ryazanov, a replica of the huge bull, in the carcass of which doctors put poisoned Cesare Borgia in the…

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Smoking in travel

Tobacco smoking is an activity that has come under fairly stringent controls in recent years. These days in most countries, smoking is prohibited in most or all indoor public spaces and inside public transport such as aircraft, buses and trains. Restrictions and enforcement vary considerably from place to place; for…

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