Notebook, 1993-



Translate, Perform or Render according to one's understanding or sensitivity . . . . Making the Meaning of something Clear or Understandable . . . . Elucidation, Explication, Explanation . . . . To Set forth the Meaning of . . . . To Construe or understand in a particular way. . . .

To INTERPRET is to give the meaning of something by paraphrase, by translation, or by an explanation (sometimes involving one's personal opinion and therefore original), which is often of a systematic and detailed nature: to interpret a poem.

In Mood, Tone, Style, Attitude, Contenance, Attribution, Context, Import, Perspective. Qualities.

Of Concept, Expression, Shape, Theory, Meaning, Composition, Series, Topic, Intent, Function, Relationship, Hue, Motif.

Through Pace, Phrasing, Proportion, Shape, Size, System, Texture, Space - organization, Sequence, Range, etc.

In one's Elucidation, Explication, Design, Conception, Rendering, Relation, Function, Cause, Meaning, Articulation, Effect, etc.

There are Expressive and/or Conceptual interpretations. Interpretation may be deeply Personal. Interpretation may depend upon a Cultural, Traditional, or Historic form or manner. Interpretation may be of theoretical or philosophic origin, etc.

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One may get started from any perspective and find Developments will proceed through selected courses of interest. For personal appreciation --or through concentration of interest in one or two courses through which to demonstrate expertise --all forms of development require the investment of time and interest.

The focus here is on 'Interpretation.'

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Developments may in this way proceed through an appreciation of the arts and art works on a very general level . . . . or . . . . through engagement in materials, processes and methods . . . . through work with visual relationships . . . . . through consideration of aesthetic theory and practice . . . . through an interpretation of a specific discipline . . . . through reference to tradition . . . . . through a review of history or attention to cultural norms or through the development of specific topics, events, or issues . . . .

C  O  N  S  I  D  E  R  A  T  I  O  N  S

Set forth or give the meaning of something

Perform or render according to one's understanding or sensitivity







To Construe

To Understand in a particular way

To Paraphrase



R  E  F  E  R  E  N  C  E  S 
Interpretation 1. the act of interpreting; elucidation; explication. 2. an elucidation or explanation, as of a creative work, political event, or the like. 3. a conception of another's behavior: a charitable interpretation of his tactlessness. 4. the rendering of music, a dramatic part, etc., so as to bring out the meaning, or to indicate one's particular conception of it. 5. translation. [ME interpretacio(u)n < L interpretátión- (s. of interpretátió)]

Interpret 1. to set forth the meaning of; explain; explicate; elucidate: to interpret a parable. 2. to construe, or understand in a particular way: to interpret a reply as favorable. 3. to perform or render (a song, role in a play, etc.) according to one's understanding or sensitivity. 4. to translate. 5. Computer Technol. to translate (a stored program expressed in pseudo-code) into machine language and to perform the indicated operations as they are translated. -v.i. 6. to translate what is said in a foreign language. 7. to explain something; give an explanation. ...interpret- (s. of interprets explainer; See INTER-, PRICE) ... -Syn. 1. see Explain [EXPLAIN, ELUCIDATE, EXPOUND, INTERPRET imply making the meaning of something clear or understandable. To EXPLAIN is to make plain, clear, or intelligible something that is not known or understood: to explain a theory or a problem. To ELUCIDATE is to throw light on what before was dark and obscure, usually by illustration and commentary and sometimes by elaborate explanation: they asked him to elucidate his statement. To EXPOUND is to give a methodical, detailed, scholarly explanation of something, usually Scriptures, doctrines, or philosophy: to expound the doctrine of free will. To INTERPRET is to give the meaning of something by paraphrase, by translation, or by an explanation (sometimes involving one's personal opinion and therefore original), which is often of a systematic and detailed nature: to interpret a poem.

[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House,1968.]



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