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For me the term indicates a use of clever or cunning devices or expedients, for their own sake; above the desire or need to express from the heart and soul; or the need to express thoughts or ideas which "ring true." The dictionary suggests "esp. as used to trick or deceive others," I don't know if I'd go that far in my personal definition of the term. The Bauhaus principle of "form follows function" stuck with me as student and ever since. Ornament for its own sake does not appeal to me. For me, artifice stands very close to ornament. Regards, George Lottermoser firstname.lastname@example.org www.imagist.com Picture A Week - www.imagist.com/paw_07 On Dec 7, 2007, at 7:15 PM, Philippe Orlent wrote: > Does artifice mean the same as untrue, then?