integrative concepts


One or more characteristics in behaviour, or in artistic execution that identify an individual, a creator or an origin. Expressions such as, hallmark or trademark are used metaphorically of consistent stylist traits. The term is applied to clothing fashions and designs of other consumer and industrial products. In cultural history a particular epoch may give its name to a style, e.g., Gothic Style. Thus a style may be identified by common features in things, or by their creation and use in a particular place or during a particular period.