dream·​scape | \ ˈdrēm-ˌskāp How to pronounce dreamscape (audio) \

Definition of dreamscape

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

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In another of Bendet’s dreamscapes — a powder blue stage — a bakery display case was set up with matching candy, macaroons and pastries. Washington Post, "Stacey Bendet creates a ‘field of dreams’ at NY fashion week," 10 Sep. 2019 The exhibit is based on photographs by Baltimore Sun photographer Amy Davis, who set out to capture what remains of those old dreamscapes, whether they were transformed into churches or taken by the wrecking ball. John Kelly, Washington Post, "After decades, a freeze frame from D.C.’s old Biograph Theatre is back on display," 31 July 2019 Reflecting memories and dreamscapes through narrative painting, my work gives voyeuristic glimpses into my life and identities. Martha Merrow, BostonGlobe.com, "My Instagram: Isabelle Higgins," 11 July 2019 In a normal year, Seeley Lake is an outdoor adventurer’s dreamscape, known for its lakes, rivers, and mountain trails, but that summer the town became a laboratory in the nascent study of wildfire smoke’s effect on human health. Marc Peruzzi, Outside Online, "Wildfire Smoke Is Here to Stay," 5 June 2019 Philly’s Graffiti Pier has becoming a dreamscape for those in search of the perfect Instagram pic. Ray Boyd, https://www.inquirer.com, "‘Big Marijuana’ sets sights on Pennsylvania; Philly food program saves school lunches | Morning Newsletter," 4 June 2019 Entering Ian Schrager’s Paradise Club in the heart of Times Square, guests were transported to a whimsical cabaret bedecked with disco balls and dreamscape murals inspired by Bosch. Vogue, "John Waters Was in His Campy Element at Ballroom Marfa's Spring Celebration," 21 May 2019 The play perceives the wider world as a place of dreamscape beauty (the Magritte-style set, by Edward Pierce, contributes to that) but also of hostility and danger. Laura Collins-hughes, New York Times, "Review: ‘First Love’ for a Couple of a Certain Age," 1 July 2018 The San Francisco that Hitchcock creates from Scottie’s first quasi-orgasmic seizure onward is a dreamscape. John Anderson, WSJ, "The Heights of Obsession," 22 Feb. 2019

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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