This book provides an in-depth, holistic examination of evaluative aesthetics and criticism as they apply to film. Organised around the explanation of key concepts, it illuminates connections between the work of philosophers, theorists and critics, and demonstrates the evaluation of form through the close analysis of film sequences.
The book advocates that aesthetic evaluation should be flexibly informed by a cluster of concerns including medium, convention, prominence, pattern and relation; and rather than privileging a particular theory or film style, it models a type of approach, attention, process and discourse.
Suitable for students of film studies and philosophical aesthetics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, Aesthetic evaluation and film also provides a framework for academics researching or teaching in the area.
At the same time, the crisp and lucid style will make the book accessible to a wider readership. -- .
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages, 50 black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Manchester University Press
- Publication Date: 14/09/2018
- Category: Film theory & criticism
- ISBN: 9781784991241
- Paperback / softback from £14.09