Notebook, 1993-



Distinguished as an Appearance, a View, Look, Mein . . . . A Part, Feature, Phase . . . . Characteristic, Attitude, Trait . . . . a Prospect, Outlook. . . .

C  O  N  S  I  D  E  R  A  T  I  O  N  S 
May function in terms of a Mood, Surface, Part, Angle, Reference, Disposition or Attitude . . . . Style, Period, Approach, Theory, Tradition . . . . As a Concept, an Emotion, Weight or Emphasis . . . . Alternative. . . In Intent, Content, Direction, Display, Style, Composition, Quality or Texture, Contrast . . . . Aspects which are applied through Hue, Shape, Spatial Position and Relationship, Density, Brightness Ratio, etc. . . . . Aspects to the Properties and characteristics of materials/processes.

EXAMPLES: Romantic, Conceptual, Classical, Political, Cubist, Modern, Expressionist, Urban, Academic, Mannerist, Personal, European, Eastern, 20th-century, Painterly, Sculptural, Principle, Repetitive, Fixed, Numerical, Busy, Theoretical, Musical, Narrative, Graphic, Standard, Emotional [aspects].

Consider:An aspect of Clarity, Joy, Eveness, Breadth, Transformation, Fear, Warmth, Lyricism, Unity, Depth, Melancholy, Tension. Close, Brisk, Distant, Archaic, Parenthetical, Sensitive aspects. . . .







distinct part






relative position

in a certain direction





indication of [duration, repetition, completion or quality] of action or function



R  E  F  E  R  E  N  C  E  S 
Aspect 1. appearance of something to the eye or mind: the physical aspect of the country. 2. a way in which a thing may be viewed or regarded; view: both aspects of a decision. 3. a distinct part, feature, or phase, as of something under consideration. 4. an apparent attitude, character trait, etc.; mien. 5. a view in a certain direction, as from a building. 6. the side or surface facing a given direction: the dorsal aspect of a fish. 7. Gram. a. a category or set of verb inflections that indicates the duration, repetition, completion, or quality of the action or state denoted by the verb. b. a set of syntactic devices, as in the English perfect with Have in I have gone, that has a similar function. 8. Astrol. the relative position of planets as determining their influence. 9. Archaic. a look; glance. [ME < L aspect(us) sight, look, appearance, n. use of aspectus [ptp. of aspicere = a- A-5 + spec- look + -tus p tp. sufix]
-Syn. 1. see appearance. [ Appearance/-Syn. 1. arrival, coming, advent. 2. demeanor, presence. APPERANCE, ASPECT, GUISE refer to the way in which something outwardly presents itself to view. Appearance refers to the outward look: the shaby appearance of his car. ASPECT refers to the appearance at some particular time or in special circumstances; it often has emotinal implications: In the dusk the forest had a terrifying aspect. Guise suggests a misleading appearance, assumed for an occasion or a purpose: under the guise of friendship.] 5. prospect, outlook. [Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]



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