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Historical records of events have been made for thousands of years in one form or another. These include cave painting, the runic alphabet and hieroglyphics. One of the functions of Fine Art is to create new languages of mark making and representation, all the better to record the whole world in all its subtlety and detail. Technology continually provides us with new methods for record making. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recording [Aug 2004]


  • To set down for preservation in writing or other permanent form.
  • To register or indicate: The clerk recorded the votes.
  • To register (sound or images) in permanent form by mechanical or electrical means for reproduction.
  • To register the words, sound, appearance, or performance of by such means: recorded the oldest townspeople on tape; recorded the violin concerto. --The American Heritage® Dictionary

    Word History

    [Middle English recorden, from Old French recorder, from Latin recordr, to remember : re-, re- + cor, cord-, heart; see kerd- in Indo-European Roots.] --The American Heritage® Dictionary

    Popular Culture

    Both photography and sound recording developed, not within the fine arts community, but rather within popular culture. Their substantial popular histories are inextricably linked to their capacity to 'capture' that specific time and place and to transform it into a piece of documentary evidence, whether it be Matthew Brady's Civil War or RCA’s Caruso concert.--Kevin Concannon

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