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A.Word.A.Day--bricolage

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bricolage (bree-ko-LAZH) noun

Something created using a mix of whatever happens to be available.

[From French bricolage (do-it-yourself job), from bricoler (to putter around, to do odd jobs), from bricole (trifle), from Italian briccola.]

"This, the last instalment of his so-called 'memoirs', is a rich and ragged bricolage of notes and quotes."
Our Round-up of Other Eyecatching New Books; The Observer (London, UK); May 11, 2003.

"Mounted in the Institute's Orozco Gallery, the avant-garde art here incorporates neon text, motion detectors, latex, video, site-specific installation, found-object bricolage, photography and conceptual art -- and only in a few cases that old-fashioned thing called paint."
Michael O'Sullivan; Mexican Art Shows: No Looking Back; Washington Post; Aug 6, 1999.

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