intricacy


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something complex

Synonyms for intricacy

marked by elaborately complex detail

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73 The great degree of intricacy that can (equally with simplicity) characterize ornament may only be sustained relative to bold and balanced forms like the paddles from the Solomon Islands brought back by Captain Cook, whose elegant severity is covered by a mesh of tessellated carving.
74 Intricacy can never hide poverty of form: it will only (as happens with much decoration) compound that poverty by insistent echo.
Signaling a shift in both the aesthetics and social function of domestic spaces, housing reformers and tastemakers now championed the multipurpose living room, stripped of the parlor's visual intricacy and pretensions to conveying a family's cultivation.
A similar intricacy underlies the stripped down simplicity of Womb--a single volume that can be transformed at the touch of a button or two into an apartment with kitchen/dining, bedroom/living, and office or an austere contemplative space.
in Cleveland for a twin-sheet refrigerator door (which won a thermoforming award last year from the SPE for intricacy of tooling and design).
Systems Deliver Greater Precision, Intricacy for Specialty Designs
On a massive rock in the hills behind Lisbon, It was the country seat of the kings of Portugal, and their palace, which dominates the village, is memorable not only for its fantastic conical kitchen chimneys, but for the intricacy of Its Mudejar architecture: a subtle blend of Classical and Arab themes.
He shows how, in the nineteenth century, machines allowed intricacy to outrun taste and invention, which naturally gave rise to William Morris and his 'hempen homespuns' and subsequently to Adolf Loos's famous essay 'Ornament and Crime'.
A small timber balcony that serves this space and hovers over the portico adds to the sense of formal and spatial intricacy.
Built between 1634 and 1641 for an austere sect of Spanish monks, the compact church of San Carlo displays a novelty and intricacy that prefigured the development of the Baroque in Europe.