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.' When he only got a pass degree his friends were astonished; but he shrugged his shoulders and delicately insinuated that he was not the dupe of examiners.
He could make deliberate and well-considered selections; he could consult his esthetic tastes.
The second of these religious poets, Richard Crashaw, [Footnote: The first vowel is pronounced as in the noun crash .] 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.
New Age Spa Institute (NASI), a renowned and fully accredited esthetics, makeup, massage therapy and nail technology school is hosting an Open House this Saturday, Aug.
Both subjective (patients' ratings) and objective (esthetic scores and indices) assessments of implant esthetics are subject to growing interests [10,11].
The rise in demand of dental and orthodontic treatment by young adults is directly related to a better understanding and perception of facial esthetics. We are the best and most critical judges of our appearance.
(7) Katherine Everett Gilbert--Helmut Kuhn, A History of Esthetics (Bloomington, 1953; rev.
SELECTION OF DENTURE TEETH FOR ESTHETICS AND FUNCTION.
To understand the import of Wiseman's project, an esthetics must be distinguished from an anthropology of art.
This 12x8.5" color photographic atlas aims to cultivate a sense of dental esthetics through pictures that speak for themselves.