- n (art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art)
traditional aesthetics assumed the existence of universal and timeless criteria of artistic value
- n (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
- Debate has raged for more than 30 years over the cost, esthetics and effectiveness of installing a barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge, with various proposals made and rejected .
- A high priest of the gadgetry gods or the Walter Pater of contemporary esthetics? His two new books, bursting simultaneously like a couple of hot spray cans of Mace, suggest .
- They took courses in logic, ethics, esthetics, gulped down big doses of music, economics, architecture, studied some of the major concepts in the social and natural sciences.
News & Articles
- Marblehead nurse, partner open medical esthetics space
Michelle Doran of Marblehead has been a registered nurse since 1996 and an advanced-practice nurse for the past 12 years at Hospice of the North Shore and North Shore Medical Center. A few years ago, she discovered her fun, artistic gift for medical esthetics, and her practice has “taken off,” Doran reported.
June 10, 2013 - Marblehead Reporter
- Stewart Udall in Daily Beast
If in our haste to 'progress,' the economics of ecology are disregarded by citizens and policymakers alike, the result will be an ugly America,Udall wrote in 1963. "We cannot afford an America where expedience tramples upon esthetics and...
- Samuel Alito in Christian Science Monitor
Government decisionmakers select the monuments that portray what they view as appropriate for the place in question, taking into account such content-based factors as esthetics, history, and local culture,Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the...
- Alan Cross in Brandon Sun
When you're on that high of a perch you're going to have people who are going to do their best to try and knock you down from it - out of spite or envy or esthetics or whatever,said Cross, Toronto host of the syndicated radio show "The...