You say you got ideas for ridding us of an “aesthetic effect” or of “style” and “movement.”
Some of those young men lost their way, unable to settle on a point of view that defined their aesthetic.
His tailoring is European in its precision and his aesthetic attitude is pure urban Americana.
Sometimes, if only rarely, superb function ought to count as an aesthetic position.
The tale perfectly encapsulates the Meyer aesthetic—look at all options and be prepared for all results.
Their greatness in thought and scholarship, in industrial and aesthetic art, will doubtless continue unabated.
The aim of education was the beautiful, and the ideal was the aesthetic in mind and body.
Much more important, from the aesthetic point of view, are the cups and other articles of silver designed for table use.
But it happened just after his own death, in the dawn of the aesthetic movement.
It rests partly on practical, partly on aesthetic interests.
1798, from German Ästhetisch or French esthétique, both from Greek aisthetikos "sensitive, perceptive," from aisthanesthai "to perceive (by the senses or by the mind), to feel," from PIE *awis-dh-yo-, from root *au- "to perceive" (see audience).
Popularized in English by translation of Immanuel Kant, and used originally in the classically correct sense "the science which treats of the conditions of sensuous perception." Kant had tried to correct the term after Alexander Baumgarten had taken it in German to mean "criticism of taste" (1750s), but Baumgarten's sense attained popularity in English c.1830s (despite scholarly resistance) and removed the word from any philosophical base. Walter Pater used it (1868) to describe the late 19c. movement that advocated "art for art's sake," which further blurred the sense. As an adjective by 1803. Related: Aesthetically.
aesthetic aes·thet·ic or es·thet·ic (ěs-thět'ĭk)
Relating to the sensations.
Relating to esthetics.