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Synonyms for esthetics

(art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art)

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First, structural anthropology emerges out of a set of esthetic questions; second, these esthetic questions raised by anthropological "data" have implications for esthetic theory and specifically the esthetics of modern art.
Blackwell Publishing (Boston, MA) has acquired the "Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry," the official journal of nine dental societies around the world, and "Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research" from BC Decker (Hamilton, ON).
Her maxillary central incisors were broad and could be reduced interproximally for esthetics to a more favorable width-to-height ratio.
Homemade Esthetics offers cogent and accessible arguments about the nature of contemporary art.
La Donna is a graduate of The Heidi Phillips School of Esthetics and Medical Esthetics located in Huntsville, Alabama, Treasurer of the Alabama Association of Licensed Estheticians and formerly worked for a plastic surgeon.
Certification in oncology esthetics was originally introduced by Currin several years ago after spas, wellness and medical centers began to integrate their services.
The reading of Homemade Esthetics is most profitable when attuned to this spirit.
is enough to confirm the suspicion that the esthetic concerns of individual artists continue to be neglected in favor of redundant assumptions about ethnicity or poorly informed comparisons with Western Modernism.
If survival has no place in the esthetics of transcendence, perhaps this is because it is a form of being that is somewhat undecided, ambivalent, about the dialectic of art and indeed the direction of life.
It would take the genius and corrupt opportunism of Fontana to move with agility through this obstacle course of postfascist esthetics after his return from Argentina in 1947.
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.