Aesthetic

  • (adj): Relating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics.
    Example: "Aesthetic values"
    Synonyms: esthetic
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on aesthetic, aesthetics:

Applied Aesthetics - Architecture and Interior Design
... contribute heavily to the design process, architects can still apply aesthetic considerations to buildings and related architectural structures ... Common aesthetic design principles include ornamentation, edge delineation, texture, flow, solemnity, symmetry, color, granularity, the interaction of sunlight and shadows, transcendence ... wider variety of applications to appeal to aesthetics ...
Aesthetically - Aesthetic Judgment - Factors Involved in Aesthetic Judgment
... Aesthetic judgments may be linked to emotions or, like emotions, partially embodied in our physical reactions ... Likewise, aesthetic judgments may be culturally conditioned to some extent ... Thus, judgments of aesthetic value can become linked to judgments of economic, political, or moral value ...
Applied Aesthetics - Maps
... Aesthetics in cartography relates to the visual experience of map reading and can take two forms responses to the map itself as an aesthetic object (e.g ... an imagined visual experience of the aesthetic) ... Cartographers make aesthetic judgments when designing maps to ensure that the content forms a clear expression of the theme(s) ...
Aesthetically - Criticism
... The philosophy of aesthetics as a practice has been criticized by some sociologists and writers of art and society ... Raymond Williams argues that there is no unique and or individual aesthetic object which can be extrapolated from the art world, but that there is a continuum of ... Pierre Bourdieu disagrees with Kant's idea of the "aesthetic" ...

More definitions of "aesthetic":

  • (noun): (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful.
    Synonyms: esthetic
  • (adj): Concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste.
    Example: "The aesthetic faculties"; "an aesthetic person"; "aesthetic feeling"; "the illustrations made the book an aesthetic success"
    Synonyms: esthetic, aesthetical, esthetical

Famous quotes containing the word aesthetic:

    An aesthetic movement with a revolutionary dynamism and no popular appeal should proceed quite otherwise than by public scandal, publicity stunt, noisy expulsion and excommunication.
    Cyril Connolly (1903–1974)

    Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
    Alfred North Whitehead (1861–1947)

    Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.
    Gaston Bachelard (1884–1962)