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also es·thet·i·cize (ĕs-thĕt′ə-sīz′)
tr.v. aes·thet·i·cized, aes·thet·i·ciz·ing, aes·thet·i·ciz·es or es·thet·i·cized or es·thet·i·ciz·ing or es·thet·i·ci·zes
To depict in an idealized or artistic manner.


(iːsˈθɛtɪˌsaɪz; ɪs-) or


vb (tr)
make aesthetic
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To do otherwise - to look away before it got hard to watch, to imply or aestheticise crucial events, to make it easy and safe for the viewer, would be to do a grave disservice to a story that is neither easy nor safe.
By all these continuous cultural accomplishments, Madlena Zepter actually exposes her steady and determined humanistic pretension and dedication "each and every day of her life to aestheticise the life around her and to promote and provide the way of living surrounded with beauty not only to her closest and loved ones, but also with the noble goal of making it accessible to a number of her compatriots" (Zepter 2014b).
The Kibbo Kift were lucky to have among its membership a brilliant photographer, Angus McBean (Aengus Og), whose photographs of camps and of posing Kinsmen, clothed or naked, at the White Horse of Uffington, at Old Sarum and elsewhere nicely aestheticise its preoccupations (as well as pointing towards his later Surrealist innovations in fashion photography).
These sculptures aestheticise nuclear energy in the proper sense of the word: not by making it beautiful; but by engineering a sensory equivalent for what is otherwise inapprehensible.
26) This phenomenon is recognised by Neil Rattigan, who regards it as an attempt to aestheticise the outback; see Rattigan, 'Apotheosis of the Ocker', Journal of Popular Film and Television, vol.
In my research I have examined the emerging romances of austerity in Britain, as articulated in the current cultural visibility and celebration of practices of 'new thrift' - as diverse as growing your own food, recycling and repurposing goods and craft practices - and how these work to aestheticise austerity.
The remainder of the chapter explores the question of whether genre narratives intensify or aestheticise the cinematic representation of contemporary conflicts (145).
They have politicised them, philosophised them, and theorised them; and all the time those imaginative works retain the potentiality to aestheticise the interpreters' politics, their philosophies and their theories.
Thirties characters no longer aestheticise the present in order to make it fit for nostalgia, like John Haye in Green's Blindness (19) or Mrs Dalloway for that matter, but suffer from the painful intrusion of the past into the present and their uneasy co-existence.
Indeed it has always had this political dimension which, counterintuitive though it may seem at first glimpse, manifests itself even in very the attempt to aestheticise the whole issue of representation (as in some versions of postmodernism) or to deny its role altogether as a tertium quid between the external world and the cognising mind (as in contemporary neo-pragmatism).
The Wordsworth chapter draws on Onorato's Freudian account of episodes from The Prelude as screen memories, describing the troubling (for Wordsworth) proximity of imagmative success to accounts of death, and the way that the poem's successive revisions seek to aestheticise that connection, while not simply aestheticising it away.
Significantly, the Abbe also reports that the Marchese, following her disappearance, literally substituted a more suitable body for the missing Mignon, when he and his family provided a despairing Sperata with the skeleton of another child--it is this strategically placed "double" which Sperata is able to aestheticise.