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aesthete

[′es‚thēt]
(botany)
A plant organ with the capacity to respond to definite physical stimuli.
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In his 1947 essay "Nietzsche's Philosophy in the Light of Recent History," Mann articulates his thoughts on aestheticism and dandyism where he compares Wilde to Nietzsche and characterizes these two figures as leading voices in "the first head-on assault of the European intelligentsia upon the hypocritical morality of the middle- class Victorian age" (157).
When we consider "Decay" not (or not only) as the defining statement of British Aestheticism that it so often becomes for critics but as one product of the cultural dialogue that brought a variety of aestheticisms into conversation, our perceptions of Wilde and the doctrine now synonymous with him begin to change.
One suspects that for aestheticism here we need to read emotionalism or some such like.
As she adds, "whereas British aestheticism was controlled by a coterie of educated upper-class men, Americans embraced aesthetic principles less systematically but more widely" (p.
But whereas most of the new aestheticism has derived loosely from the Frankfurt School and the work of Fredric Jameson, attending to the Utopian dimensions of form in order to suggest new modes of sociality and political resistance, Haber's turn to aestheticism is concerned primarily with questions of gender and sexuality.
Oscar Wilde's gothic novel on aestheticism and morality has been made into a new film starring Colin Firth and Ben Barnes.
Colin Firth is the quintessential Lord Henry Wotton, representing the aestheticism of Victorian England.
On Form: Poetry, Aestheticism, and the Legacy of a Word.
Art, therefore, becomes a defense against life's burdens, and aestheticism becomes escapism.
The project aims at enhancing the Capital's downtown area as a touristic site that reflects its historical and urban nature, while still maintaining the region's aestheticism and cultural authenticity, through encouraging residential participation to play an effective role in improving the environment.
Well-known for their aestheticism, the aristocratic couple divided their time between creating a carefully cultivated Gothic atmosphere and designing elaborate gardens at their Plas Newydd home in Llangollen.