Style

Style may refer to:

  • Style (fiction), an aspect of literary composition
  • Style (visual arts), in art and painting, either the aesthetic values followed in choosing what to paint (and how) or to the physical techniques employed
  • Architectural style
  • Design, the process of creating something
  • Fashion, a prevailing mode of expression, e.g., clothing
  • Format, various terms that refer to the style of different things
  • Genre, a loose set of criteria for a category or composition
  • Human physical appearance
  • Hairstyle

Style, in specific fields, may also refer to:

  • In typeface, one of the three traditional design features along with size and weight
  • Style (botany), a stalk structure in female flower parts
  • Style (manner of address), titles or honorifics, including Chinese courtesy names

Read more about Style:  Music, Film and Television, Literature, Linguistics, and Rhetoric, Other Uses

Famous quotes containing the word style:

    We are often struck by the force and precision of style to which hard-working men, unpracticed in writing, easily attain when required to make the effort. As if plainness and vigor and sincerity, the ornaments of style, were better learned on the farm and in the workshop than in the schools. The sentences written by such rude hands are nervous and tough, like hardened thongs, the sinews of the deer, or the roots of the pine.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    A cultivated style would be like a mask. Everybody knows it’s a mask, and sooner or later you must show yourself—or at least, you show yourself as someone who could not afford to show himself, and so created something to hide behind.... You do not create a style. You work, and develop yourself; your style is an emanation from your own being.
    Katherine Anne Porter (1890–1980)

    To translate, one must have a style of his own, for otherwise the translation will have no rhythm or nuance, which come from the process of artistically thinking through and molding the sentences; they cannot be reconstituted by piecemeal imitation. The problem of translation is to retreat to a simpler tenor of one’s own style and creatively adjust this to one’s author.
    Paul Goodman (1911–1972)