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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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The sense of the "rhythmic coming and going" of geometric forms, abstracted from nature and aestheticized by art, became a constant of such grand later works as the seemingly distended black-and-white Vega Argent, 1969, named for the brightest star in the constellation Lyra; and Phobos, 1979, with its juxtaposition of the colors of nature: sky blue, green, floral purple.
developed literary strategies--"appeals to readers' sympathy, aestheticized displays of national character, figurations of cross-cultural communion" (18)--that allowed them to transcend politics and establish the "the independence of literary experience" (8).
It focuses on understanding the underlying motivations and social contexts in which homeowners invest in the ohistoric preservationo of their properties and the ramifications of promoting aestheticized historic values in the public arena.
Through a brief history of the shifting fortunes of these children, I explore the ways in which their deaths have been fetishized and aestheticized, and consider the small but growing movement toward a return to the de-idealization of childhood that Shakespeare intended.
DIRECTOR GUY REID'S documentary fuses the highly aestheticized style of such classics like Koyaanisqatsi and Baraka--with their wordless, musically edited,, spiritually resonant montages of nature, cities, and human activity--with a vast array of talking heads interviews, to create an occasionally compelling, intensely watchable hybrid.
Among its other virtues, Pirjo Honkasalo's devastating 2004 documentary "The 3 Rooms of Melancholia" showed how human misery could be aestheticized without overwhelming the source material.
Like his formalist colleagues, Malas sublimated and sieved his regime critique through highly aestheticized approach to narrative.
Created in multiples for the tourist trade, this is a collage devised for the gift and souvenir market, an aestheticized artifact intended for consumers visiting from another culture.
These images, which I call aestheticized forms of political expressions, tap into the historical archive of Iranian narratives of sociopolitical resistance.
An even later poem that echoes the title of this one is "Ohioan Pastoral" (This Journey), a text that is a far cry from the unadulterated bucolic poetry of bygone times: Wright engages here in a kind of industrial pastoralism in which even the eyesores of the world are aestheticized in a kind of post-ecological gesture of acceptance of pollution and spoliation.
Nonetheless, Highmore ultimately judges Hume to be exclusionary and ideological with respect to his conception of the perceiving subject, an elitist bias that the author attempts to balance by turning to John Dewey's pragmatist philosophy and, more currently, with reference to Ranciere's formulation of an aestheticized politics.
This reach of the aesthetic into the epistemic is doubly important for Sartwell as he wants to insist that an aestheticized politics yields richer criteria by which to evaluate the truth of certain political ideas, rather than stripping truth claims of their value (54).