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aesthetic distance

noun
1.
a degree of detachment from or nonidentification with the characters or circumstances of a work of art, permitting the formation of judgments based on aesthetic rather than extra-aesthetic criteria.
Origin of aesthetic distance
1935-1940
1935-40
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noun

the physical placement of a performance so that the perspective of the audience is aesthetic and objective

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Aesthetic distance permits objective response even in the face of subjective experiences.

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