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- n. A person who ornaments
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is versed in ornamentation; an artist who devotes himself especially to executing details of ornament.
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- n. someone who decorates
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The Middle East is often characterized by an ornamentalist abstract style and Africa by minimalist realism.
Even the great "ornamentalist" viceroy, Lord Curzon, declared that "efficiency" was "our gospel, the keynote of our administration."
From automobiles to washing machines, stereos, and telephones, the broad trend in this century can be described as moving away from ornamentalist designs.
The Polo/Ralph Lauren stores have the look, feel, and smell of an American country house; they are ornamentalist/realist, dark and rusty, and full of natural materials.
Their former design, using elements such as black and chrome to create an ornamentalist, static, potent, abstract style with an overall customer impression of chic and modern, was geared to the upscale 1980s.
A wide variety of colors, shapes, and materials—sometimes in minimalist, other times in ornamentalist fashion—are used today.
With the exception of Japan, East Asian cultural preferences are clearly in the ornamentalist/realist quadrant of the aesthetic perceptual space.
The style dimensions are dramatically different, still ornamentalist and static, but soft and realistic rather than potent and abstract.
In keeping with this identity, the ornamentalist Southwest uniform is colorful, playful, with complex Southwestern-inspired patterns.
In general, South American style preference tends to fall into the “ornamentalist/realist” quadrant.