dream·​scape | \ ˈdrēm-ˌskāp \

Definition of dreamscape

: a dreamlike usually surrealistic scene also : a painting of a dreamscape

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The 66-acre park transformed a forgettable section of land overlooking the Arkansas River into a whimsical dreamscape with countless things to do. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Stunning $465M park set to transform Tulsa’s riverfront," 30 Aug. 2018 In the Edwardian era, his wan faces set in sumptuous dreamscapes came to seem as lifeless as Queen Victoria herself. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, "In London, Medieval Legends Through Modern Eyes," 19 Oct. 2018 The origins of his dreamscape—born at the intersection of creativity and psychiatric disorder, and reinforced by post-Vietnam, post-Watergate disillusionment and the need to make a buck—are easier to understand than its evolution. Andrew Stuttaford, WSJ, "‘Pale Horse Rider’ Review: A Huckster at the Mic," 19 Sep. 2018 Vacant studio spaces and abandoned buildings across the country are being transformed into fantasy dreamscapes for extravagant Instagram shoots. Fox News, "Trumpism vs. socialism? DeSantis, Gillum face off in Florida," 29 Aug. 2018 Into this crumbling, otherworldly dreamscape comes a group of outsiders from the big city, off the grid and out of their depth. Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Volcano': Film Review | Karlovy Vary 2018," 13 July 2018 Bryant barely slept in Honolulu, filling five of his legal pads with ruminations about Granity, a dreamscape reminiscent of Disneyland and galaxies far, far away. Lee Jenkins, SI.com, "Fantastic Voyage: Kobe Bryant Is Now an Entertainment Mogul with a Friendlier Mission," 12 July 2018 These sorts of artificial dreamscapes have long fascinated pop culture, which often envisions that high-fidelity VR will be used for fun—and more sinister forms of diversion. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Westworld’s Virtual Afterlife Might Not Be Fiction," 27 June 2018 Yet many of the images, served up as an abstract dreamscape during the film’s latter stretches, amount to a benediction. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘Mountain’ Review: Such Great Heights," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of dreamscape

1948, in the meaning defined above

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