Here you will find a vast resource of terms relevant to anyone interested in the world of surfaces. Throughout this website we have referenced glossary terms to the content, which means you'll be abe to look up a variety of new ideas whilst using this website.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, often referred to simply as "the Met", is one of the world's largest and most important art museums.more...

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Modern mosaics

A modern example of mosaic is the Museum of Natural History station of the New York Subway. more..

Stone carving

One carving is an ancient activity where pieces of rough natural stone are shaped by the controlled removal of stone. more..


Stairs, staircase, stairway, and flight of stairs are all names for a construction designed to bridge a large vertical distance by dividing it into smaller vertical distances, called steps. more..


Bronze is any of a broad range of copper alloys, usually with tin as the main additive, but sometimes with other elements such as phosphorus, manganese, aluminium, or silicon. more..


Ammonites are an extinct group of marine animals of the subclass Ammonoidea in the class Cephalopoda, phylum Mollusca. more..


Sugilite (also known as luvulite) is a relatively rare pink to purple cyclosilicate mineral with the complex chemical formula: KNa2(Fe,Mn,Al)2Li3Si12O30. more..

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