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Collecting TREEN

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Article by John Adams

M
ANY PEOPLE HAVE NEVER HEARD the word treen. It is derived from an old English word that simply translates as ‘made of wood.’...
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Arcs of Colour

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A stained glass window by Quebec artist Marcelle Ferron

Article by Rosalind Pepall

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HERE ARE MANY stained glass windows in the collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts-Gothic,...
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Symbol of the Realm

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Article by Michael Prokopow

G
IVEN THAT EVERY HUMAN-MADE OBJECT is a text born of context, the challenge of getting at the meaning of a thing necessarily becomes...
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Carving the City

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Article by Wayne Reeves

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HILE THREE-DIMENSIONAL depictions of buildings and towns date back to antiquity, terrain models (or raised-relief maps) became popular only from the 1890s...
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Crushing Beauty

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Article by Elizabeth Semmelhack

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HIS CLOG PRICKS the imagination. Was it an implement of medieval torture or was it perhaps a weapon? Its form does, in fact,...
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