Monday, July 20, 2009
Definitions for pastiche
- A work of art that imitates the style of some previous work.
- A musical, literary, or artistic composition consisting of selections from various works.
- A hodgepodge; an incongruous combination of different styles and ingredients.
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Citations for pastiche
The figure was a pastiche, assembled from fragments: a Greek head, a Roman imperial cuirass, and halo, limbs, weapons, and crocodile fashioned by a Venetian craftsman.
Whoever said the unexamined life is not worth living apparently never intended to go into book publishing, where there is almost no research and where much of the conventional wisdom is a pastiche of folklore, myth and wishful thinking.