Definition of aesthetics:
philosophy of taste, esthetics, study of beauty, philosophy of the fine arts, principles of art, the nature of beauty, artistic taste, philosophy of beauty, theory of art.
- "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
And this explanation of charm, and this stamping it with the seal of approval, is possible by the help, and only by the help, of the science of aesthetics,- a science now only in its beginning, but greatly to be desired in its full development.- "The Psychology of Beauty", Ethel D. Puffer.
- "The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller", Calvin Thomas.