Style Glossary

Style-glossary
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Kitsch

Borrowed from the German for "trash," this term describes objects or styles that disregard the common boundaries of high art. Inexpensive, commercially produced, and often teaming with sentimentality, this term typically applied to early toys and memorabilia common in the Western Hemisphere. In the contemporary context, this term describes all things adorable, and its connotation has transformed from one of scorn to a pop culture compliment.

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