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  Aesthetics [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Aesthetics may be defined narrowly as the theory of beauty, or more broadly as that together with the philosophy of art.
In fact, he thought the term “aesthetic” could be used in all cases, rejecting the idea that there was some authorized way of using the word just to apply to surface or formal features— the artwork as a thing in itself.
A study of Aesthetics from the eighteenth century onwards, from the point of view of a Marxist, with particular attention to German thinkers.
www.iep.utm.edu /a/aestheti.htm   (7342 words)

 ArtLex on Aesthetics
There are many aesthetic theories, including imitationalism, emotionalism and formalism.
The American Society for Aesthetics is the main professional organization for aesthetics in the United States, promoting study, research, discussion and publication in aesthetics.
The International Institute of Applied Aesthetics is an independent academic institute established in Lahti, Finland, in 1993 by the University of Helsinki, the Finnish Society for Aesthetics, the city of Lahti, and the Päijät-Häme Association for Higher Education.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/a/aesthetics.html   (423 words)

  art aesthetics
Art aesthetics is the philosophy of art, and naturally tries to arrive at statements about representation, coherent form, emotive expression and social purpose that are universally true, independent of context and speaker.
To know aesthetics is to understand where the trendier criticism is coming from — and so engage with it or prepare a defense.
Aesthetic value is the value of a thing or event has due to its capacity to evoke pleasures associated with its attention and reflection.
www.oil-painting-techniques.com /art-aesthetics.html   (1955 words)

  Aesthetics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aesthetics (also spelled esthetics or æsthetics) is a branch of value theory which studies sensory or sensori-emotional values, sometimes called judgments of sentiment or taste.
Aesthetics is closely allied with, or perhaps synonymous with, the philosophy of art.
Aesthetics in music are often believed to be highly sensitive to their context: what sounds good in modern American rock might sound terrible in the context of the early baroque age.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aesthetics   (5072 words)

 Hume's Aesthetics
Hume's aesthetic theory received limited attention until the second half of the Twentieth Century, when interest in the full range of Hume's thought was enlivened by the gradual recognition of his importance among philosophers writing in English.
Although recognition of aesthetic and moral beauty is a manifestation of taste (and perhaps they cannot ultimately be distinguished from one another), taste must not be dismissed as subjective, idiosyncratic preference.
Hume's acknowledgment of regular, predictable causes of the moral and aesthetic sentiment is sometimes taken as an indication that Hume is not a genuine subjectivist.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/hume-aesthetics   (9711 words)

 North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts
Aesthetics is the branch of philosophy that is concerned with concepts of value and beauty as they relate to the arts.
Aesthetic inquiry may be a rather freewheeling, informal process of investigating issues, or it may follow a more systematic approach involving the use of questioning strategies which lead the discussion in the direction the teacher has chosen.
Aesthetics activities should be appropriate to the age and experience of the students.
www.art.unt.edu /ntieva/artcurr/aes/index.htm   (1501 words)

 Feminist Aesthetics
Feminist perspectives in aesthetics are also attuned to the cultural influences that exert power over subjectivity: the way that art both reflects and perpetuates the social formation of gender, sexuality, and identity.
Aesthetics is by nature rather more interdisciplinary than are some other areas of philosophy, for this field articulates with art practices and the critical disciplines.
Feminist perspectives in aesthetics first arose in the 1970s from a combination of political activism in the contemporary art world and critiques of the historical traditions of philosophy and of the arts.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/feminism-aesthetics   (8034 words)

 Aesthetics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It does not pretend to be a comprehensive theory of aesthetics, nor does it explain the complex psychological convolutions that enable the human mind to sense the awesome and the beautiful, but it aims to clarify the foundation upon which that capability rests.
Garden-variety emotional responses (as opposed to the alleged aesthetic emotions) and moral responses to artworks have been traditionally regarded as not part ο£ (and even at variance with) aesthetic experience and, therefore, have fallen out side the purview of the philosophy οart, notably as that is construed by the aesthetic theory of art.
Differential Aesthetics presents an international collection of essays by leading and new writers and includes artists and philosophers arguing that the philosophy of art must be rewritten for the information age, and that the thought of feminists working in aesthetics has a major contribution to make.
www.sirreadalot.org /philosophy/philosophy/aestheticsR.htm   (12217 words)

 Aesthetics : Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online
The second is that there is a unitary notion of the aesthetic that applies to both art and non-art; this notion defines the idea of aesthetic appreciation as disinterested delight in the immediately perceptible properties of an object for their own sake; and artistic appreciation is just aesthetic appreciation of works of art.
But perhaps this view of aesthetic interest as disinterested attention is the product of masculine bias, involving the assumption of a position of power over the observed object, a reflection of masculine privilege, an expression of the ‘male gaze’ (see Feminist aesthetics §3).
Another idea is that awareness of an object’s aesthetic properties is the product of a particular species of perception, an idea which stands in opposition to the claim that this awareness is nothing but the projection of the observer’s response onto the object (see Artistic taste).
www.rep.routledge.com /article/M046   (1405 words)

 Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. - book review Art Bulletin, The - Find Articles
Aesthetics is approached at a level of generality that would appal the typical art historian.
This is against the background of a subject increasingly dominated by philosophers in the aesthetics journals, particularly the Jour nal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism and British Journal of Aesthetics, aesthetics textbooks, and even Blackwell's Companion to Aesthetics.
In the 1993 celebration issue of the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism twenty-four out of twenty-eight contributors were philosophers, and in the 2000 celebration volume of the British Journal of Aesthetics eleven of the twelve contributors were philosophers.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0422/is_3_83/ai_84192650   (982 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Philosophy: Aesthetics
Aesthetics - Barry Hartley Slater gives an overview of this branch of philosophy explaining concepts such as sublime, representation, aesthetic value, and expression.From the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Aesthetics of Symmetry - A numerical rating system to judge the visual impact and aesthetics of various motifs operated upon by symmetrical transformations.
The Infography - Aesthetics: Ethical Aspects - Sources for the study of the ethical aspects of aesthetics.
dmoz.org /Society/Philosophy/Aesthetics   (815 words)

 information aesthetics - data visualization & visual design
information aesthetics - data visualization & visual design
a functional information design poster that uses computational aesthetic principles to visualize a geopolitical survey of the 192 member states of the United Nations with regard to the quantitative degree to which each contributes to peace & terror in the world.
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infosthetics.com   (1044 words)

 Aesthetics On-Line
The ASA sponsors an annual conference and three divisional conferences, and publishes the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism and the ASA Newsletter.
To join the ASA or register for a conference, please use our shop.
Here you’ll find articles and book reviews as well information about aesthetics events worldwide, and links to other aesthetics-related resources on the internet, including the news email list.
www.aesthetics-online.org   (95 words)

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