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Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
7,124 words
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The classical concept of decorum embodies many of the paradoxical features of the art of rhetoric: It is at once

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decorum   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Western Art

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
523 words

The Latin word decorum, the equivalent of the Greek prepon or harmotton, expressed one of the most pervasive

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decorum   Reference library

W. D. Howarth

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
346 words

The bienséances, an unwritten code of what was fitting or not fitting to be shown on stage, no less powerful than the doctrine of the ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
96 words

[from the Latin decorus, ‘seemly’]

Originally a literary term, it is first used in relation to the visual arts in the ...

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