Sunday, June 16, 2002
Definitions for aesthete
- One having or affecting great sensitivity to beauty, as in art or nature.
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Citations for aesthete
Beijing, with its stolid, square buildings and wide, straight roads, feels like the plan of a first-year engineering student, while Shanghai's decorative architecture and snaking, narrow roads feel like the plan of an aesthete.
But he was also an aesthete with a connoisseur's eye for the wild modernist innovations with letterforms and layout of the 1920s.
Origin of aesthete
Aesthete is from Greek aisthetes, "one who perceives," from aisthanesthai, "to perceive."