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  • n. Plural form of diorama.


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  • The interesting thing about Akeley and most of the other people who participated in the creation of the dioramas is that they saw, as they traveled, the habitats of the animals and the incredible variety and beauty of the places they were trying to represent; and all of them were touched by it.

    Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

  • In the museum, island history is traced from the earliest inhabitants, about 4,000 years B.C., to the present, in dioramas, photos, paintings and exhibits of local flora and fauna.

    Mexcaltitan, Nayarit: an island city in the swamp

  • Penetrating all the way to his childhood years, Griffis encountered the grand Chinese Museum of John Peters, its wonderful array of objects, its statues placed instructively in dioramas, and the two Chinese men, T’sow Chaong and Le Kawhing, who had patiently answered the questions of a curious boy.

    The Romance of China: Excursions to China in U.S. Culture: 1776-1876

  • I have this specific memory of comparing my shoe box scene (I didn't know they were called dioramas then) to everyone else's and realizing that I * really* couldn't draw.

    Craft Apple

  • In keeping with the makeover theme, Kraft has installed ads containing real mirrors in the main entrances and opposite mall directories (known as "dioramas") in 20 major malls in the Boston area.

    Brandweek - News and Features

  • His one-of-a-kind, LED-illuminated Aquatic Cases are made from wooden wine crates converted into fish-tank-size displays, containing marine-life dioramas afloat with preserved spider crabs and miniature sharks, corral clusters and shells.

    Fresh Picks

  • After the visit, the children give small in-class presentations on their books, often performing skits, reading aloud or making dioramas of what they've read.

    One for the Books: Retired Lawyer's Gift of Literacy

  • Narrative interest is provided in the form of the life story of Carl Akeley, "the father of modern taxidermy," who pioneered the naturalistic habitat dioramas beloved of museums worldwide, and whose legacy lives on in the Akeley African Wing at New York's American Museum of Natural History.

    Wildlife Without Life

  • Burke repeats and manipulates the imagery digitally to form intensely baroque, Busby Berkeley-like configurations that resemble psychedelic landscapes, dioramas, mandalas, and masks.

    Bill Bush: Paradise Found: This Artweek.LA (October 31 - November 6, 2011)

  • Where else can a child hang out all day in some of the most respected museums on earth learning about aerodynamics by building rockets, making videos or building dioramas of Roman soldiers in the Punic Wars for $428 a week?

    It's February - time for summer camp madness


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