aesthetics aesthetics  /ɛs ˈθɛ tɪks/

Definition(s):

  • (n) (art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art)

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. It has been attributed to everything from a history of oppression and assimilation to media-influenced notions of beauty and simple personal aesthetics.
  2. For most intents and purposes, aesthetics collapsed in 1970 under the weight of Theodor Adorno's Aesthetic Theory.
  3. The extravagant late-Qing halls have been refitted with an eye to Chinese peasant aesthetics.

News

  1. VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN

    The 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan brings new standards of design aesthetics, driving dynamics, safety features, and precision German engineering to one of the fastest-growing segments of the market.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Palm Beach Post

  2. New Yorker cover artist Ivan Brunetti reveals the full range of his art, in Aesthetics: A Memoir

    In Aesthetics: A Memoir, Brunetti traces his artistic trajectory and output, from youthful doodles to his latest cover illustrations and comic strips.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Art Daily

  3. Med Aesthetics Miami Launches Sublative Skin Rejuvenation Treatments

    Med Aesthetics Miami, one of the premier skin rejuvenation clinics in Miami, has received new technology from Syneron Candela. The new sublative skin rejuvenation treatments offered by the company include acne treatment and advance methods to smooth out fine lines, wrinkles and textural irregularities. (PRWeb June 18, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6 ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PRWeb

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Quotes

  1. "The misunderstanding of architecture is that it's all about aesthetics," Pitt said. "It's not. First and foremost, it's about function."
    on Dec 2, 2008 By: Brad Pitt Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "It could very well be that one of the most important defenders of classical music will be found in the country of China. I think the Chinese people, who have shown their passion and very, very high sense of aesthetics, are an ideal spawning ground...
    on Feb 23, 2008 By: Lorin Maazel Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Spitzer called the design a compromise "between the security needs that are real and pure aesthetics."
    on Feb 20, 2007 By: Eliot Spitzer Source: BusinessWeek

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