Aesthetics

Ashta Nayika

The Ashta-Nayika is a collective name for eight types of nayikas or heroines as classified by Bharata in his Sanskrit…

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Feminist aesthetics

Feminist aesthetics refers not to a particular aesthetic or style but to perspectives that question assumptions in art and aesthetics…

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Art criticism

Art criticism is the discussion or evaluation of visual art. Art critics usually criticise art in the context of aesthetics…

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Applied aesthetics

Applied aesthetics is the application of the branch of philosophy of aesthetics to cultural constructs. Architecture and interior design Although…

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Aesthetics of music

In the pre-modern tradition, the aesthetics of music or musical aesthetics explored the mathematical and cosmological dimensions of rhythmic and…

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Aesthetic history

The aesthetic, understood in its traditional (Kantian) sense as the philosophical study of perceptions, emotions, beauty and art, covers a…

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Aesthetics

Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy that explores the nature of art, beauty, and taste, with the creation and appreciation…

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Rasa in aesthetics

A rasa (Sanskrit: रस, Malayalam: രാസ്യം) literally means "juice, essence or taste". It connotes a concept in Indian arts about…

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Ecstasy

Ecstasy is a term used in Ancient Greek, Christian and Existential philosophy. The different traditions using the concept have radically…

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Evolutionary aesthetics

Evolutionary aesthetics refers to evolutionary psychology theories in which the basic aesthetic preferences of Homo sapiens are argued to have…

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Form follows function

Form follows function is a principle associated with 20th-century modernist architecture and industrial design which says that the shape of…

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Feng shui

Feng shui, also known as geomancy, is a pseudoscience originating from China, which claims to use energy forces to harmonize…

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Architectural design values

Architectural design values make up an important part of what influences architects and designers when they make their design decisions.…

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Kitsch

Kitsch, also called cheesiness or tackiness, is art or other objects that appeal to popular rather than high art tastes.…

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Aestheticism

Aestheticism is a 19th-century theory that art, whether visual or literary, is self-sufficient and need have no moral or social…

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