22:30 Apr 18, 2005
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German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
German term or phrase: Formensprache
From a video about, in part, the preservation of an old tradition of blacksmithing in Togo:

I understand what's meant but I am having a hard time coming up with a concise English equivalent.
Jeb Bishop
Local time: 09:27

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4 +1artistic form concept
Johanna Timm, PhD
4obsolescent modes of expression



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artistic form concept


"Artistic form concepts that are at risk of vanishing deserve just as much protection as our ancient buildings and endangered plant species"

This course introduces pottery making for potters, including clay ...
Topics include the artistic concepts of form, rhythm, flow, ... Curriculum_Guide_pdfs/D3029000.pdf

Basic study of clay as a three-dimensional artistic medium, working with ...
exploration of concepts of form and space in varied subject matter. ... -

Johanna Timm, PhD
Local time: 07:27
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 71

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obsolescent modes of expression

or vanishing forms of [artistic] representation

Local time: 08:27
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 39
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