The semiotics of decoration
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- Multimodal Studies - Exploring Issues and Domains, 2011, 1, pp. 115 - 131
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In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, fuelled by the industrial revolution and the questions it raised about the difference between handmade and machine-made objects, were intense debates about the nature of decoration and its place relative to, on the one hand, non-decorated objects and on the other hand, the arts.
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