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Aesthetics Quotes

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Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is
an invention of philosophers...
What we call art is a game.
- Octavio Paz

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Let architects sing of aesthetics that bring Rich clients
in hordes to their knees;
Just give me a home,
in a great circle dome Where stresses and strains are at ease.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

This required the development of a view which allowed
one to integrate research with belief,
thing with person, fact with aesthetics,
knowledge with application of knowledge.
- Kenneth L. Pike

The film's dramatic requirements should always take
precedence over the mere aesthetics of editing.
- Edward Dmytryk

 

I like the aesthetics of the Church.
- Andres Serrano

At one of the annual conventions of the American Society
for Aesthetics much confusion arose when the Society
for Anesthetics met at the same time in the same hotel.
- Rudolf Arnheim

I've handled colour as a man should behave.
You may conclude that I consider ethics and aesthetics as one.
- Josef Albers

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Design is the method of putting form and content together.
Design, just as art, has multiple definitions;
there is no single definition.
Design can be art.
Design can be aesthetics.
Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated.
- Paul Rand

So begins a question which has of late become more and more urgent:
what is the relation of aesthetics to politics?
- Mark Poster

Leonardo Da Vinci combined art and science and aesthetics and engineering,
that kind of unity is needed once again.
- Ben Shneiderman

When applied to politics and taken to its extreme,
kitsch is the mask of death.
Fascism was all aesthetics.
There was no core principle to it.
There was no truth to it.
- John Cusack

There's no particular evidence that any of the lower
mammals or any of the other animals have any interest in aesthetics at all.
But Homo sapiens does, always has and always will.
- Jock Sturges

Buildings designed with careful attention to aesthetics
arouse and enlighten their occupants and that promotes their good health.
- Robert Evans

Today each composer is not only involved in aesthetics,
but he's actually trying to create his own language.
- Leo Ornstein

Don't talk to me about aesthetics or tradition.
Talk to me about what sells and what's good right now.
And what the American people like is to think the underdog still has a chance.
- George Steinbrenner

There's only so much you can do until you get on set
and see the aesthetics of what you're dealing with.
Then you see what the other players are giving to you.
It's all about the transfer of energy between different actors.
- Karl Urban

The course hitherto pursued in musical aesthetics has
nearly always been hampered by the false assumption
that the object was not so much to inquire into what
is beautiful in music as to describe the feelings which music awakens.
- Eduard Hanslick

But aesthetics is not religion, and the origins of
religion lie somewhere completely different.
They lie anyway, these roses smell too sweet and the
deep roar of the breaking waves is too splendid,
to do justice to such weighty matters now.
- Rudolf Otto

Well, I've always been interested in approaching a big city in a train,
and I can't exactly describe the sensations,
but they're entirely human and perhaps have nothing to do with aesthetics.
- Edward Hopper

Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times.
- Richard Rogers

Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in
business but above all...
good design must primarily serve people.
- Thomas J. Watson

My particular aesthetic of light and color and design
wouldn't change as a result of working with computer
graphics rather than with slit scan or miniatures.
- Douglas Trumbull

As writers and readers, as sinners and citizens,
our realism and our aesthetic sense make us wary of
crediting the positive note.
- Seamus Heaney

I think decor says a lot about someone's social position,
their taste, their sensibility, their work -
and also about the aesthetic way I have chosen to tell their story.
- Pedro Almodovar

The logic of Palladian architecture presented an aesthetic
formula which could be applied universally.
- Stephen Gardiner

What goes on in abstract art is the proclaiming of aesthetic principles...
It is in our own time that we have become aware of
pure aesthetic considerations.
Art never can be imitation.
- Hans Hofmann

One does afford oneself the luxury to come into the studio and all day,
every day, spend one's life making aesthetic propositions.
What an immense luxury.
- Anish Kapoor

For two thousand years, the Church has guided the development of music,
carefully legislating to fuse artistic talent and aesthetic
beauty with the demands of the Faith.
- Richard Morris

The forms of art are inexhaustible; but all lead by
the same road of aesthetic emotion to the same world of aesthetic ecstasy.
- Clive Bell

Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
- Evelyn Waugh

No student of history can fail to see the moral interest of the Middle Ages,
any more than an artist can fail to see their aesthetic interest.
- Goldwin Smith

It's for all the women who embrace my aesthetic,
but can't afford a Vera Wang dress.
If women can get anything out of it -
a little bit of me or a lot of me,
that's what's important.
- Vera Wang

Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously
creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when
this environment produces well being.
- Luis Barragan

And I have a really great agent and I know it's almost
an oxymoron to say you have a smart agent.
But she is and she has a beautiful aesthetic and she has guided me.
- Patricia Clarkson

I like to work with the same people when I can,
and you want to get people with the same interests that you have,
and the same aesthetic.
- Spike Lee

Nearly all of the advances in structural and aesthetic
innovation is coming from abroad.
- Arthur Erickson

The true traveller is the one urged to move about for physical,
aesthetic, intellectual as well as spiritual reasons.
- Ella Maillart

Aesthetic matters are fundamental for the harmonious
development of both society and the individual.
- Friedrich Schiller

Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered
by a writer to a lover of books.
- Gaston Bachelard

I think I have a basic sound aesthetic that is in most of what I do.
- Pat Metheny

Consider your house from an aesthetic point of view.
- Anthea Turner

To so enter into it in nature and art that the enjoyed
meanings of life may become a part of living is the
attitude of aesthetic appreciation.
- George H. Mead

I think if you are writing an instrumental you are
dealing with more of an aesthetic in a sense but a
lyric is more of a putting yourself on the line and
a much more expensive exercise.
- Leo Kottke

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience,
and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
- Alfred North Whitehead

It's more interesting because you get to research the history of the period,
and all the different aesthetic elements that make a film,
particularly this film, so stunning.
- Stanley Tucci

Nature holds the key to our aesthetic,
intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.
- E. O. Wilson

It's my own personal unconscious that ultimately creates
the novel's aesthetic facade.
- Manuel Puig

A rich poet from Harvard has no sense in his mind,
except the aesthetic.
- Beatrice Wood

The more people explore the world, the more they realize
in every country there's a different aesthetic.
Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.
- Helena Christensen

There's a higher place that I have no illusions about reaching.
There's a sophistication and aesthetic about composers
who only write only for the music's sake.
- Bill Conti

Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to
the reception of erotic emotion.
Art is the accomplice of love.
Take love away and there is no longer art.
- Remy de Gourmont

A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions;
and the plant is,
to a landscape artist, not only a plant -
rare,
unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance -
but it is also a color,
a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.
- Roberto Burle Marx

I wanted to write stories for myself.
At first it was purely an aesthetic thing about craft.
I just wanted to become good at the art of something.
And writing was very private.
- Amy Tan

Scientific understanding is often beautiful,
a profoundly aesthetic experience which gives pleasure
not unlike the reading of a great poem.
- Paul Nurse

Your ethnic or sexual identity, what region of the country you're from,
what your class is - those aspects of your identity
are not the same as your aesthetic identity.
- Stanley Crouch

I think sincerity was my sole aesthetic and realism
my experimental technique.
- Edmund White

I will try to account for the degree of my aesthetic emotion.
That, I conceive, is the function of the critic.
- Clive Bell

When I wasn't as attractive as I am now,
I suffered at the hands of cruel children and their
taunts until I realised that confidence and a bit of
aesthetic care can overcome that.
- Johnny Vegas

Painting is the aesthetic side of the object but it has never been original,
has never been its own goal.
- Kazimir Malevich

The obsession with performance left no room for the
development of the intuitive or spiritual impact of
space and form other than the aesthetic of the machine itself.
- Arthur Erickson

I like going to Church for aesthetic reasons,
rather than spiritual ones.
- Andres Serrano

It would be foolish to suggest that government is a
good custodian of aesthetic goals.
But, there is no alternative to the state.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Reality shows are all the rage on TV at the moment,
but that's not reality, it's just another aesthetic form of fiction.
- Steven Soderbergh

I think that musicians should never forget about the
intimacy of bringing two people together,
and the aesthetic transference where you're almost
vicariously involved in a romance between other people.
- Joe Williams

The main reason why men and women make different aesthetic
judgments is the fact that the latter,
generally incapable of abstraction, only admire what
meets their complete approval.
- Franz Grillparzer

I wanted to get to that aesthetic proposition that
comes out of learning the human elements of a world,
so that those notes and rhythms mean something to you
besides just the academic way in which they fall in place.
- Stanley Crouch

In addressing a task, one almost always has several possible options,
sometimes only a few, and they may all be practical and functional.
But they lack the aesthetic aspect that raises it to architecture.
- Arne Jacobsen

An intellectual is going to have doubts,
for example, about a fundamentalist religious doctrine that admits no doubt,
about an imposed political system that allows no doubt,
about a perfect aesthetic that has no room for doubt.
- Antonio Tabucchi

The danger of that - and there's a grave danger that I,
myself, have to be very aware of - is that you become
so involved and intrigued in the language that sometimes
you lose track that that is only a means to an aesthetic
experience that the listener has to get.
- Leo Ornstein

To be civilized is to be potentially master of all possible ideas,
and that means that one has got beyond being shocked,
although one preserves one's own moral aesthetic preferences.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

That said, we don't approach these improvements as
only a surface aesthetic.
The producers and we think that these men are helped
with their inner needs when they pay attention to their externals.
- Kyan Douglas


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