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  • adj. Resembling a tile or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

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tile +‎ -like

Examples

  • The sparse, tilelike geometry of a 2009 work by Bernard Piffaretti parses the voluptuous blues and greens of a 1977 canvas by Joan Mitchell.

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  • De la Renta hardly skimped on embroideries, either, decorating the hems of long, straight skirts with tilelike mosaics of fabric above a ring of nutria fur.

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  • It consisted of a white cube within whose crowded, largely invisible kitchen-studio interior he spent three days a week, preparing food to be used in setup photographs that he also took and developed there and, when they passed muster, displayed in the gallery outside. gallery solo show in New York, finds him in a relatively confined space, with more purely sculptural efforts, beginning with five free-standing walls made of tilelike squares of cast dirt, a favored material.

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