constellation

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Synonyms for constellation

a configuration of stars as seen from the earth

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Prior to embarking on this project I was predominantly interested in Middleton's prose, excited by its exact and abundant descriptive imagination and charged, constellatory syntax.
Invoking the (from a conventional rationalist viewpoint, outrageous) conceit of telepathy, The Dream Seminar and Dream Mapping probed the idea that "dreamworking" and fantasying--and by extension artistic imagining--could best be understood and pursued as intersubjective rather than individualistic activities, a proposition with clear implications for the standard art-historical idea of "influence": It replaces the notion of the conscious, sequential transmission of known "facts" with a much more nebulous, constellatory model.
Against a backdrop of ivied, Escherian floating cities, the constellatory fugitives hold hands and ogle us with moving nobility.