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Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Preferred Term

illustrations

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Pictures or diagrams that clarify or provide an example or visualization. They usually accompany a text; the term is most often used to refer to pictures in books or published journal. For works that explore a subject or are preliminary to a separate, more finalized work, use "studies (visual works)." For paintings in manuscripts, use "illuminations" or "miniatures (paintings)."

Variations

Illumination of books and manuscripts

miniatures (illuminations)

illustration

illustratie

afbeelding

Illustration

Abbildung

illustrazione

ilustración

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