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Using Computers to Describe Style



Russell A. Kirsch


Human beings have a poorly understood ability to recognize patterns in their environment. Sometimes this ability is vital to survival. Sometimes it is the enabling ability that mediates the creation and maintenance of a culture. Thus we have art. But always this ability to organize the visual world of art remains largely a mystery that motivates our study both of art making and art looking.
American Indian Rock Art


art forms, art making, art styles, formal properties


Kirsch, R. (1998), Using Computers to Describe Style, American Indian Rock Art, [online], (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created January 1, 1998, Updated February 17, 2017