Notebook, 1993-



Plan . . . . Order . . . . System . . . . Implies a particular Scheme or Course of Action

For Example, To begin: - It is best to begin the composition with (these particular materials, tools, etc.) using (these particular techniques, skills, etc.) of (drawing, construction, design, etc.) in order to establish (these particular elements, principles, of relationship, etc.) through (these approaches, modes, etc.) for (an affect, suggestion, basis, foundation, general outline, etc.).

METHOD refers to a settled kind of procedure, usually according to a definite, established, logical, or systematic plan.

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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 'Method.'

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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 . . . .

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Method n 1. a plan or system of action, inquiry, analysis, etc. 2. order or system in one's actions. 3. Often. methods. the manner in which one acts, esp. in conducting a business. 4. an order or system, as of classification or arrangement. 5. the Method. Also called Stanislavski Method, Stanislavaki System, a theory and technique of acting in which the performer identifies with the character to be portrayed. [> L method(us) < GK méthodos systematic course. See META-, ODE2] --methodless, adj. --Syn. 1. means, technique. Method, Mode, Way imply a manner in which a thing is done or in which it happens. METHOD refers to a settled kind of procedure, usually according to a definite, established, logical, or systematic plan: the open-hearth method of making steel. MODE is a more formal word that implies a customary or characteristic fashion of doing something: Kangaroos have a peculiar mode of carrying their young. WAY, a word in popular use for the general idea, is eqivalent to various more specific words: someone's way (manner) of walking; the best way (method) of rapid calculating; the way (mode) of holding a pen. [Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]



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