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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.
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(iːsˈθɛtɪˌsaɪz; ɪs-) or


vb (tr)
make aesthetic
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"Submersion has a way of aestheticising the human figure that I've always been attracted to, probably because, like most people, I spend a disproportionate amount of time on land," Deutzman says.
In other respects, it is a little too gorgeous for its own good, aestheticising crime scene tape, blood splatter, shell casings, abandoned houses, the hand of a corpse in the snow.
Smentek is especially revealing about the Mariette family business and its formative importance for Pierre-Jean's later role in the process of aestheticising art.
by aestheticising objects and events to such a degree that they no longer point to that world, but to another (better) one" (193).
In aestheticising the secret, rendering it as a visual, if abstract, phenomenon, the photographs of Limit Telephotography both resist a purely hermeneutic approach to secrets and register distrust in the state's monopoly over the organisation, presentation and uses of the secret and secrecy.
Antonioni's street-walker stands between these two poles--she uses the streets to expose contemporary culture, as well as spatially expressed social conventions and power relations but, just like the flaneur's aestheticising tendency prevents his disaffection from becoming political (Fleischer 14), so does Lidia's disenchanted observation from the margins exclude rebellious opposition.
The "aggression" and "aestheticising tendency" (Sontag, 1979) of photographic performances hold the potential to position locals as victims of the camera, compartmentalised articles of consumption promoted for aesthetic appreciation.
"Adam Smith and Friedrich Schiller: The Luxury of Sensibility and the Aestheticising of Emotion." Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature 16 (2000): 105-16.
Pham Duy's aestheticising of his experiences, including his sexual encounters, occurs, as we have seen, in his songs, not in his prose.
Lulie, who is reduced to an item of exoticism, can yield to Campbell's aestheticising, creative gaze as she is assumed to be a neutral, blank page of territory waiting for inscription.
This metalevel of a modally and dialectically relativised potential of aesthetic perception allows for a reciprocal aestheticising perception: everybody sees something only "as something".