aesthetics


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aesthetics

The study and/or implementation of the activities which are pleasing to the senses, and have sensori-emotional value.

es·thet·ics

(es-thet'iks)
The branch of philosophy concerned with art and beauty, especially with the components thereof.
Synonym(s): aesthetics.

es·thet·ics

(es-thet'iks)
The branch of philosophy concerned with art and beauty, especially with the components thereof.
Synonym(s): aesthetics.
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Stephen Linstead and Heather Hopfl (eds.): The Aesthetics of Organizations
With a short background study about German and French feminist explorers and with a special reference to Rita Felski' s Beyond Feminist Aesthetics and her argument about dismissal of a pure feminist aesthetics, Theatre and Feminist Aesthetics acknowledges theatre as a directorial as well as a spectatorial sign which is a part of the ideological and "'social technology."' Playing upon the dynamics of Reception Theory, particularly of female audiences and the problems related to cultural attitudes, the book extends an argument for new interpretations.
Hotel-like aesthetics may demand special maintenance.
He has gathered together an impressive array of political thinkers-- Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Arendt--whose political theories seem to have been greatly influenced by Kantian aesthetics. In respective chapters, Ferguson deftly points to Kantian and Nietzschean combinations in Arendt's mature thought; Kantian and Wittgensteinian combinations in Pierre Bourdieu's tome on taste; and Wittgensteinian and Nietzschean aesthetic influences on later Foucault.
With this statement, Hellmut Wohl launches his reevaluation of the aesthetic standards of the Italian Renaissance.
Nevertheless, it is refreshing to see a professor of English investigating German aesthetics in general and Wilhelm Meister in particular, topics frequently neglected by many American modern language departments today.
Following its partnership with Gulf Capital, Medica aims to enhance its footprint in Mena region and expand across Africa and Asia via organic growth and acquisitions and to broaden its service offerings into new aesthetics verticals.
Results indicated that consumer interest in medical aesthetics is at an all-time high, but there are significant gaps between what consumers and practitioners expect from treatments.
In the senior position, Altavilla will help the company advance into the next phase of regenerative aesthetics, succeeding Preston Romm.
"The acquisition of Bonti is a strategic investment for the future of our medical aesthetics business and has the potential to enhance our best-in-class medical aesthetics pipeline," said Brent Saunders, chairman and chief executive officer, Allergan.
[ClickPress, Tue Sep 18 2018] The global medical aesthetics market is projected to reach USD 17.07 billion by 2023 from USD 10.30 billion in 2018, at a CAGR of 10.6%.
With the gravity of language and the centrality of discourse in mind, what happens if we shift our interreligious emphasis from "dialogue" to "aesthetics"?