from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of academicism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The doctrines of the Academic philosophy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The doctrines of the Academic philosophers; Platonism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. orthodoxy of a scholastic variety


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academy +‎ -ism.


  • I want nature against ideas, formalism, academism.

    Dokoupil and Jetelova

  • To be more practical, learn how to express your inner self on film - I don't trust academism as much as I believe in the power of someone's will and passion: if you want to move to film-making, go ahead, grab a camera, get some film and shoot.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • As this rich show of 120 paintings, drawings and photographs makes clear, Courbet (1817-1877) was an artist of astonishing versatility, turning his hand to almost every genre, a determined realist leading the way from 19th-century academism to "modern" painting and the impressionists that were to follow.

    Masters of the German Renaissance

  • It is probably in Switzerland that his influence was the most fertile: Bodmer borrows from him to fight against Gottsched's academism, and Sulzer takes him as a basis for his theory of sensibility.

    18th Century French Aesthetics

  • Not much interested in the academism and formalism of a research career within the French system that was then open to me, I returned to

    Roger Guillemin - Autobiography

  • Even in the days of baroque and academism the Italian theory remained in all countries the basic theory of art.


  • It would, however, be precipitate to say that there are no basic principles nor firm rules in painting, or that a search for them leads inevitably to academism.

    Concerning the Spiritual in Art

  • Impressionism to an art of spiritual harmony, as the coming of the blue shadow marked a transition from academism to

    Concerning the Spiritual in Art

  • Unsecured unemployed claimed loans are absolutely absolved from the academism of acclaim checking. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • This book was written to create a moment in which great works such as this can be freely analyzed and critiqued, without distinctions such as high culture versus subculture, academism versus otaku, for adults versus for children, and art versus entertainment.

    Anime Nano!


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