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  • Also opening is Gates' presentation of mixed-media sculptures and installation works that use a black non-aesthetic to explore urban blight and the potency of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's campaign in Birmingham, Alabama, in May 1963, when hundreds of demonstrators were violently hazed by the county's police and fire departments.

    Bettina Korek: PLAN ForYourArt: September 29-October 5

  • Gates uses a Black non-aesthetic to explore urban blight and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's campaign in 1963 when demonstrators were violently hazed by the county's police and fire departments.

    Bettina Korek: PLAN ForYourArt: February 9-15

  • Which is why I can't agree with Rohan that approaching "a novel in which philosophizing, politics, or social commentary are extremely important" is simply a matter of adjusting critical focus away from aesthetic considerations and toward the "something said," judging it by the non-aesthetic criteria it seems to propose for itself.

    Principles of Literary Criticism

  • In a nutshell, (some) fans/readers apply scientific accuracy and plausibility to SF as a criteria of aesthetic quality, thereby, ironically, dismissing a great deal of SF as bad SF because it is "wrong" or "inaccurate" or "impossible" on such (non-aesthetic) grounds.

    Will You Go See Avatar?

  • In principle, you are still opposed to the addition of non-aesthetic criteria to the process of forming value judgments, right?

    Good, better, best

  • A psychologist might speak of unconscious desire, repressed rage, but to do so is to speak of these non-aesthetic motives in the language of impulses, of affects, of sentience, of aesthetics.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • I have argued elsewhere that there are no sure-fire rules by which, referring to the neutral and non-aesthetic qualities of things, one can infer that something is balanced, tragic, comic, joyous, and so on.

    The Concept of the Aesthetic

  • There are non-aesthetic reasons to worry about New Orleans's increasing dependence on tourism.

    Hard Times in the Big Easy

  • And if the poem's speaker and perhaps the poem itself refer to a non-aesthetic power of the object — point at it — it is impossible to know whether or not the pointing or the power are merely aesthetic effects.

    Introduction: 'The Power is There': Romanticism as Aesthetic Insistence

  • His arguments imply that music's aesthetic properties have value only insofar as they contribute to its non-aesthetic effects.

    Xunzi

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