Attribution


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Wikipedia.
Related to Attribution: Attribution theory

Attribution

 

establishing the authors of anonymous and pseudonymous scholarly and artistic works or the time and place of their creation (such as, their artistic schools and countries).

In art scholarship attribution is based, for the most part, on an analysis of the stylistic and technical characteristics of the work (the material, the composition, the artist’s individual manner, and so on). In attribution a large role is played by the discovery of the purpose and subject of the work, by using historical and cultural data, archives, and literary sources. In the past attribution was based solely on the empirical knowledge and intuitive conclusions of experts. Since the end of the 19th century attribution has also been based on scientific stylistic analysis and the results of chemical and physical investigations (photomacrography and microphotography, roentgenography, the use of infrared and ultraviolet rays, and so on).

In literary scholarship attribution is one of the oldest problems of textual study (for example, the so-called Homeric problem, which dates back to the ancient period). Attribution is important, for example, in the study of Old Russian literature. This is so because until the 17th century manuscript works were, as a rule, anonymous and were often multilayered compilations. The work of attribution is carried out in three basic areas: the search for documentary and factual proof, the discovery of the ideological and imagina! content of the text, and an analysis of the language and style.

REFERENCES

Friedländer, M. Znatok iskusstva. Edited by B. Vipper. Moscow, 1923. (A translation.)
Restavratsiia i issledovanie khudozhestvennykh pamiatnikov. Moscow, 1955. (A collection.)
References in periodicals archive ?
The present study attempted to study causal attribution beliefs of Pakistani students at secondary level.
Causal attribution beliefs among school students in Pakistan.
The field of attribution now encompasses multiple event targets.
If you wish to increase the ROI on your marketing investments, switch to Windsors multi-touch attribution modelling solutions.
Without attribution there is no case against any of the accused," he said.
c4669755/tom-bossert-wh-briefing) White House briefing on Monday, Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert said attribution is "something that we are working on quite seriously" but sometimes it eludes investigators.
Each attribution type forms a subscale of six questions.
Hypothesis 2b: Process regret will be positively related to internal attribution.
The purpose of this article, therefore, is to consider some of the key issues that arise in these cases to illuminate the particularly complex problems which face judges in attempting to apply a legal duty of care to the task of fine art attribution, and to ask whether there is now any greater clarity on when an attribution will be negligent by that standard.
Despite this, previous attribution studies have lacked a comprehensive examination of the responsibility shared by attribution targets.
Given the wealth of knowledge in this area and the significance of team identification in explaining fan behavior, the current study sought explore the moderating impact of team identification on the relationship between team success or failure and fan attribution.