“Synthetic Cubism: Often referred to as the ‘second phase of cubism,’ it lasted from 1912 to 1914. In contrast to Analytic Cubism, Synthetic Cubism allowed for a reemergence of tactile qualities and decorative elements. Color and handling became important once again, as did the inclusion of stenciled lettering and collage elements.”
Excerpted from: Diamond, David G. The Bulfinch Pocket Dictionary of Art Terms. Boston: Little Brown, 1992.