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Academic Connections 3_U4 Aesthetics

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aesthetics
(n) the study of beauty, especially beauty in art
aesthetic
(adj.) having to do with artistic beauty; pleasing in appearance: attractive; responsive to or appreciative of what is pleasurable to the senses
aesthetically pleasing
(expression) pleasing to your senses (as opposed to your logic)
form
(n) the shape of something; a type of kind
ornamentation
(n) decoration on an object
ornamental
(adj.) used for decoration: to make something more attractive
scale
(n) the size or level of something, when compared to the things around it
ornament
(n) a small, fancy object that is put on something else to make it more attractive; a way to make something look more attractive and less plain
brick
(n) a building material, usually red, consisting of small pieces of the same size
cathedral
(n) a large and important religious building in which Christians worship
concrete
(n) a building material, usually grey or cream colored, made from water, a powder, small stones, and sand
curve
(n) a line that follows the edge of a circle; it isn't straight; (v) to case to curve; to have a turn, change, or deviate from a straight line without sharp breaks or angularity`
elegant
(adj.) beautiful, attractive, pleasant, and usually having curves; showing good taste: graceful; simple and clever
energetic
(adj.) having a lot of energy
inspire
(v) to make someone have a particular feeling or react in a particular way; to make someone want to do something; to give (someone) an idea about what to do or create
monotonous
(adj.) boring because of always being the same
monotone
(n) a way of talking or singing without raising or lowering the sound of your voice; having a uniform color
monotonic
(adj.) characterized by the use of or uttered in a monotone
rectangle
(n) a shape that has four sides at 90 degrees to each other; two of the sides are usually longer than the other two
rectangular
(adj.) shaped like a rectangle; crossing, lying, or meeting at a right angle; having edges, surfaces, or faces that meet at right angles
reinforced
(adj.) made stronger; to strengthen or increase; to stimulate or to encourage with a reinforcer
repetition
(n) something that happens again and again
repetitive
(adj.) over and over again
repeat
(v) to say or state again; to go through or experience again; to express or present (oneself) again in the same words, terms or form; to say/do/accomplish something again
rich
(adj.) having lots of interesting details; having abundant possessions and especially material wealth; having high value or quality; high in some component
serene
(adj.) very calm and peaceful
temple
(n) a religious building in which people from several religious, including Buddhism and Hinduism, worship
shrine
(n) a place connected with a holy person or event where people go to worship; a place that people visit because it is connected with someone or something that is important to them
texture
(n) the way that a surface, material, etc. feels when you touch it, and how smooth or rough it looks
durability
(n) the ability to stay in good condition for a long time
durable
(adj.) staying strong and in good condition over a long period of time
elaboration
(n) the supply of extra details
elaborate
(adj.) made or done with great care or with much detail: having many parts that are carefully arranged or planned; (v) to give more details about something: to discuss something more fully; to bring (sth, such as an idea or a plan) to a more advanced or developed state
proportions
(n)relationships between length, width, height, and depth; the (correct or appropriate) relationship that exists between the size, shape, number, positions, or amount of two things or different parts of something
arch
(n) a shape or structure with a curved top and straight sides
column
(n) a tall, vertical structure used to support a roof, or as decoration
dome
(n) a shape that is like a ball cut in half
facade
(n) the front of a building, especially a large and important one
pediment
(n) a flat, triangular shape, often above the entrance to buildings
sculpture
(n) a three-dimensional work of art

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