esthetics


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es·thet·ics

 (ĕs-thĕt′ĭks)
n.
Variant of aesthetics.

aes•thet•ics

or es•thet•ics

(ɛsˈθɛt ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
1. the branch of philosophy dealing with taste and the study of beauty in nature and art.
2. a particular theory of beauty or fine art.
[1815–25]

aesthetics, esthetics

a branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and the beautiful. — aesthete, aesthetic, n., adj.aesthetical, adj.
See also: Philosophy
a branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and the beautiful. — aesthetic, n., adj.aesthetical, adj.
See also: Beauty
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.esthetics - (art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art)esthetics - (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"
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
Translations

es·thet·ics

n. estética, rama de la filosofía que se refiere a la belleza y el arte.
References in classic literature ?
I was on a very high esthetic horse, which I could not have conveniently stooped from if I had wished; it was quite enough for me that Thackeray's novels were prodigious works of art, and I acquired merit, at least with myself, for appreciating them so keenly, for liking them so much.
He came under the influence of Newman's Apologia; the picturesqueness of the Roman Catholic faith appealed to his esthetic sensibility; and it was only the fear of his father's wrath (a plain, blunt man of narrow ideas, who read Macaulay) which prevented him from 'going over.
He could make deliberate and well-considered selections; he could consult his esthetic tastes.
whose life (1612-1649) was not quite so short as Herbert's, combined an ascetic devotion with a glowingly sensuous esthetic nature that seems rather Spanish than English.
One must suppose, at least, that her emotions were not purely esthetic, because, after she had gazed at the Ulysses for a minute or two, she began to think about Ralph Denham.
Here Levi-Strauss frames myth as an object of beauty and thus, as Wiseman claims, introduces esthetics into the study of anthropology.
5" color photographic atlas aims to cultivate a sense of dental esthetics through pictures that speak for themselves.
Content includes coverage of esthetic concepts, implants, adhesive restorations, materials and techniques, research results and innovations in esthetics.
Diagnosis: She presents with pleasing and well-balanced facial esthetics.
The next section offers a foundation for esthetic dentistry, and it contains information about the history of esthetics.
Art critic Clement Greenberg has developed nine essays for publication in Homemade Esthetics.
The topic of esthetics was selected as it correlates to all major fields of dentistry.