Notebook, 1993-



Specialized procedure . . . . Applied skills so as to effect desired results

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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 'Technique.'

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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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Technique n. 1. the manner, methods, or ability with which a person fulfills the technical requirements of his particular art or field of endeavor. 2. the body of specialized procedures and methods used in any specific field, esp. in an area of applied science. 3. technical skill; ability to apply procedures or methods so as to effect a desired result. 4. Informal. method of projecting personal charm, appeal, etc.: He has the greatest technique with women. [< F: technical (adj). technic (n.)< GK: see TECHNIC] [Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]



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