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Definition of the noun Aestheticism

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noun - plural: aestheticisms

  1. A doctrine which holds aesthetics or beauty as the highest ideal or most basic standard.

Explanation

Aestheticism is an art movement supporting the emphasis of aesthetic values more than social-political themes for literature, fine art, music and other arts. It was particularly prominent in Europe during the 19th century, but contemporary critics are also associated with the movement, such as Harold Bloom, who has recently argued against projecting social and political ideology onto literary works, which he believes has been a growing problem in humanities departments over the last century.

  • also known as 唯美主义

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures (2003)

by George Haggerty, Bonnie Zimmerman

aestheticism is a theory of art and life that entered primarily French and British culture during the second half of the ...

Google previewWonder Reborn (2010)

Creating Sermons on Hymns, Music, and Poetry by Thomas Troeger

But such “aestheticism is a disruption of the correct order of things or a corruption, and not an essential aspect of interest in the arts as such.”42 Yes, we have the potential to abuse the gift of artistic beauty, but that is equally true of all the gifts ...

Google previewAldous Huxley, Representative Man (2004)

by James Hull

It is no doubt of great importance to know that "the habit of sensuality and pure aestheticism is a process of God-proofing. To indulge in it is to become a spiritual mackintosh, shielding the little corner oftime, of which one is the centre, from the ...

Google previewUntamed Hospitality (The Christian Practice of Everyday Life) (2007)

Welcoming God and Other Strangers by Elizabeth Newman

For Kierkegaard, aestheticism is a different category ...

Google previewHigh Modernism (2014)

Aestheticism and Performativity in Literature of the 1920s by Joshua Kavaloski

In a narrow historical sense, aestheticism refers to a cultural movement which emphasized the aesthetic value of art and literature and turned away from political, social, and ethical issues.

Google previewFragments of the Feminine Sublime in Friedrich Schlegel and James Joyce (1998)

The Labor-Liberal Alliance by Ginette Verstraete

Arising at the time art gains its autonomy from political and religious institutions by getting involved in the economic processes of bourgeois capitalism, aestheticism is a powerful instrument in the hands of the bourgeoisie.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures (2013)

by George Haggerty

aestheticism is a theory of art and life that entered primarily French and British culture during the second half of the ...

Google previewThe Modern Revival of Gnosticism and Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus (2002)

by Kirsten J. Grimstad

ONE OF THE MOST FIRMLY ESTABLISHED concepts defining the movement of European Aestheticism is that it sublimated transcendental longings into a secular religion of art. Karl Beckson catalogues the rich array of religious motifs, rituals ...

Google previewThe Critical Wager (2012)

Essays on Criticism and the Architecture of Ideology by William D. Gairdner

Aestheticism is a comforting view, however, because it seeks to safeguard the eternal purity of art from contamination by the vulgarities of daily life. It is nevertheless a tough view to defend, because it begs the question as to why artists would ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the British Short Story (2015)

by Andrew Maunder

Aestheticism was a 19thcentury literary, artistic, and cultural movementinfluencedby the aesthetic philosophies of the German romantic school, by the art criticism of John Ruskin, and by French writers such as Théophile Gautier and Charles ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2008)

by Chris Baldick

Aestheticism The doctrine or disposition that regards beauty as an end in itself, and attempts to preserve the arts from subordination to moral, *didactic, or political purposes. The term is often used synonymously with the Aesthetic Movement, ...

Google previewThe Anthem Dictionary of Literary Terms and Theory (2010)

by Peter Auger

aestheticism 7 Two hundred to adore each breast; But thirty thousand to the rest. An age at least to every part, And the last age should show your heart. aesthetic ( n. and adj.; aesthetics; Greek, 'able to be perceived by the senses') As an ...

Google previewThe Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy (2008)

by Nicholas Bunnin, Jiyuan Yu

Beardsley, Aesthetics aestheticism Aesthetics The position that art should be valued only according to its intrinsic aesthetic properties, such as beauty, harmony, unity, grace, or elegance. It maintains the supreme value of art over everything ...

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (2011)

by Joan M. Marter

Aestheticism as a Woman's Movement. American women, the principal consumers of aesthetic objects, played a central role as designers and producers and encouraged the professionalization of handicraft manufacture. Notable female ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ethics (2013)

by Lawrence C. Becker, Charlotte B. Becker

is a view, sometimes called aestheticism, which does recognize a...

Nietzschean aestheticism, however, is an inchoate theory and one difficult to interpret, and no other form of ...

Google previewDictionary of the Theatre (1998)

Terms, Concepts, and Analysis by Patrice Pavis, Christine Shantz

AESTHETICISM Fr.: esthetisme; Ger.: Asthetizismus; Sp.: estetismo. This term, which is generally used rather negatively, applies to an element of the mise-en- scene: - that stresses the purely aesthetic (rather than semantic or ideological) ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms (2006)

by Peter Childs, Professor of English and Linguistics in the School of Modern Languages and European Studies Roger Fowler, Roger Fowler

Aestheticism A sensibility, a philosophy of life and of art, and an English literary and artistic movement, culminating in the 1890s, with Oscar Wilde as its most extravagant exponent and Walter Pater its acknowledged philosopher. Other names ...

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