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Aesthetics is a social policy in Civilization V. It is part of the Patronage tree.

In Brave New World it was converted to a social policy tree and it is available at the start of the Classical Era. Its social policy effect was transferred to Consulates social policy.

Game Info[]

Vanilla and Gods & Kings[]

Resting point for Influence (Civ5).png Influence level with all City-States is increased by 20.

Brave New World[]

Aesthetics improves the civilization's ability to generate Culture Culture.

Adopting Aesthetics allows you to earn Great Writers, Artists, and Musicians 25% faster. Unlocks building the Uffizi.

Adopting all policies doubles the theming bonus you receive from Museums and Wonders. It also allows the purchase of Great Writers, Artists, or Musicians with Faith Faith starting in the Industrial Era.

Policy Effect Requirement
Cultural Centers Cultural Centers Construct Monuments, Amphitheaters, Opera Houses, Museums and Broadcast Towers 50% faster. Adopting Aesthetics
Fine Arts Fine Arts 50% of excess 20xHappiness5.png Happiness added each turn to the amount of Culture Culture that may be spent on Social Policies or Ideological Tenets. Adopting Aesthetics
Flourishing of the Arts Flourishing of the Arts Culture Culture increased by 33% in all cities which have built a World Wonder and the empire immediately enters a 20xGoldenAge5.png Golden Age. Cultural Centers & Fine Arts
Artistic Genius Artistic Genius A Great Artist appears. Fine Arts
Cultural Exchange Cultural Exchange Increases the Tourism Tourism modifier for Shared Religion, Trade Routes, and Open Borders by 15% each. Flourishing of the Arts

Strategy[]

Main article: Social strategy (Civ5)#Aesthetics

Civilopedia entry[]

Aesthetics is the philosophy of the nature of art and taste, concerned with the creation and appreciation of material beauty. It should be noted that aesthetics does not encompass the functionality or utility of a thing, focusing only on its beauty of form, color, contrast and other artistic aspects.

Related achievements

Artistic License
Artistic License
Fully explore the Aesthetics Policy track.
Civilization V Social Policies [edit]
Tradition

AristocracyLanded EliteLegalismMonarchyOligarchy

Liberty

CitizenshipCollective RuleMeritocracyRepresentationRepublic

Honor

DisciplineMilitary CasteMilitary TraditionProfessional ArmyWarrior Code

Piety

Free ReligionMandate of HeavenOrganized ReligionReformationReligious ToleranceTheocracy

Patronage

AestheticsConsulatesCultural DiplomacyEducated EliteMerchant ConfederacyPhilanthropyScholasticism

Commerce

EntrepreneurshipMercantilismMercenary ArmyMerchant NavyNaval TraditionProtectionismTrade Unions Wagon Trains

Rationalism

Free ThoughtHumanismScientific RevolutionSecularismSovereignty

Aesthetics

Artistic GeniusCultural CentersCultural Exchange Fine ArtsFlourishing of the Arts

Exploration

Maritime InfrastructureMerchant NavyNaval TraditionNavigation SchoolTreasure Fleets

Freedom

Civil SocietyConstitutionDemocracyFree SpeechUniversal Suffrage

Autocracy

FascismMilitarismPolice StatePopulismTotal War

Order

CommunismNationalismPlanned EconomySocialismUnited Front

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