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see aestheticsaesthetics
, the branch of philosophy that is concerned with the nature of art and the criteria of artistic judgment. The classical conception of art as the imitation of nature was formulated by Plato and developed by Aristotle in his Poetics,
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(sometimes US), esthetics
1. the branch of philosophy concerned with the study of such concepts as beauty, taste, etc.
2. the study of the rules and principles of art
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Thus, Mythologiques needs to be read as a treatise on esthetics, a claim Wiseman develops by emphasizing the importance of the creative act for Levi-Strauss's approach.
Lingual appliances may be used for the esthetically conscientious patient, however Invisalign is equally esthetic with the added benefit of being removable and comfortable.
Although Esthetic Dentistry is comprehensive, the authors omitted one important topic--continuing care.
Key Words: esthetics, dental; continuing dental education; over bite; knowledge; gingiva.
The curriculum for students enrolled in an esthetics course is 1500 hours (minimum 10 months).
Indeed, Homemade Esthetics is exactly what its title says it is: not an academic treatise on the philosophy of art or on aesthetics (Greenberg preferred the less pedantic spelling "esthetics"), but an empirical assemblage of thoughts and second thoughts engaged with over the years and cobbled together in the home workshop.
For her, Jones' piece is the culminating achievement of the "ideological boosters of utilitarian art [who] hark back to the political crusades of the sixties"; it is the icon of the undiscussable, "dissed blacks, abused women, or disfranchised homosexuals"; it is a symptom of the death of the kind of esthetic "disinterestedness" in which the "grandeur of the individual spirit" transcends "the political clout of the group.
Manzoni's work emancipated painting (again) from the myths of creative individuality perpetrated by esthetic production at the very moment when the conditions for subjectivity were disappearing rapidly in the society of advanced administration.
Along with some other first-generation Conceptual artists, Ireland believed that part of the mission of Conceptual art was to demonstrate the esthetic appeal of philosophical arguments, that is, to prove the existence of an esthetics of thought, and conduct explorations of it.
And one realized that the philosophy of art was going to have to be begun all over again, since the question Warhol raised had occurred to not a single philosopher in the canon of esthetics.