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COURSES OF DEVELOPMENT

Perspective

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The ability to see all the Relevant data in a meaningful Relationship . . . .

The Appearance to the eye of objects in respect to their relative distance and positions . . . . The Interrelation in which a subject or its parts are mentally viewed . . . . The Capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance . . . . Acquired mental View or Prospect [of facts, ideas, etc. and their interrelationships] . . . .

A Visible Scene: esp: one giving a distinctive impression of distance: Vista . . . .

Perspective may be acquired through and applied to: Reference, Position/Association, Location, Point of View, Understanding, Vision, Arrangement/Organization, Quality, Effect, Principle, Comparison, Tone, Design, Approach, Function, Meaning . . . .

Perspective may be achieved through an understanding of Context, Project Development, Observation, Circumstance, Series, Repetition, Influence, Recapitulation, Imitation, Survey, Focus, Shift, Exposure - As these may Influence a fit, a clarity, an appropriateness, color, a proportion, and many aspects of visual/conceptual and affective relationships

Such understanding may be realized or understood through materials, process, elements, principles, theory, approach . . . .

Emphasis may be placed upon the Emotional perspective, Topical perspective, Conceptual perspective, Traditional perspective, Theoretical Perspectives, Aesthetic perspective, Technical/Functional perspectives, Historic perspective, Scientific perspective, Social perspective, Personal Perspective. Emphasis/Purpose.

Perspective aids in the establishment of Relationship, Thought, Appreciation, Consideration, Principles, Laws, Conventions, Techniques, Breadth, Commonality, Synthesis, Simplicity, Clarity, Essence . . . .

Perspective is also understood as a technique or process of representing on a plane or curved surface the spatial relation of objects as they might appear to the eye; specif: representation in a drawing or painting of parallel lines as converging in order to give the illusion of depth and distance



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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 'Perspective.'


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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

Seen through....[what]....

Interrelationships

Establishing Points of reference

The ability to see all the relevant data in a meaningful relationship

View or prospect through relevant data, facts, ideas

Representing

Depicting

Picturing

Vista

Scene

View

Prospect

Appearance in respect to relative positions


R  E  F  E  R  E  N  C  E  S 
1 Perspective n [ME perspectyf, fr. ML perspectivum, fr. neut. of perspectivus of sight, optical, fr. L perspectus, pp. of perspicere to look through, see clearly, fr. per- through + specere to look -more at PER., Spy] [14c] archaic: an optical glass [as a telescope]

2 Perspective n [MF, prob. modif. of OIt prospettiva, fr. prospetto view, prospect, fr. L prospectus -more at Prospect] [1563] 1a: the technique or process of representing on a plane or curved surface the spatial relation of objects as they might appear to the eye ; specif: representation in a drawing or painting of parallel lines as converging in order to give the illusion of depth and distance b: a picture in perspective 2a: the interrelation in which a subject or its parts are mentally viewed [places the issues in proper __]; also: Point of View b: the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance [urge you to maintain your __ and to view your own task in a larger framework -W. J. Cohen] 3a: a visible scene: esp: one giving a distinctive impression of distance: Vista b: a mental view or prospect [to gain a broader __ on the international scene -Current Biog.] 4: the appearance to the eye of objects in respect to their relative distance and positions

3 Perspective adj [ME, optical, fr. ML perspectivus] [1570] 1obs: aiding the vision [his eyes should be like unto the wrong end of a __ glass -Alexander Pope] 2: of, relating to, employing, or seen in perspective [__ drawing]

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]



Perspective [ME < ML perspectiva (ars) optical (science), perspectivum optical glass, n. uses of fem. and neut. of perspectivus optical < L perspect[us] seen through [see Per-, Inspect] + -ius -IVE] n, 1. a technique of depicting volumes and spacial relationships on a flat surface. Cf. linear perspective. 2. a picture employing this technique. 3. a visible scene, esp. one extending to a distance; vista. 4. the manner in which objects appear to the eye in respect to their relative positions and distance. 5. oneÍs mental view of facts, ideas, etc ., and their interrelationships. 6. the ability to see all the relevant data in a meaningful relationship. 7. a mental view or prospect. -adj. 8. of or pertaining to the art of perspective, or represented according to its laws. [Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House,1968.]




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