The Philosophy of Documentary Film, Hardback Book

The Philosophy of Documentary Film Hardback

Edited by David LaRocca

Part of the The Philosophy of Popular Culture series


Perhaps nowhere in the broad expanse of types of film is the old "quarrel between philosophy and poetry" more evident-and also more vitally relevant-than in the genre or mode of film known as documentary.

Documentary film is just another form of poetic imitation, in its variety of instances and complexity of fabrication, it is just as much caught up with the limitations-and effects-of mimetic art, including fiction film.

This book affords a prismatic perspective on documentary cinema, inviting the dynamism and diversity of the arts, humanities, social sciences, and even natural sciences together into a shared conversation.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 644 pages
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Documentary films
  • ISBN: 9781498504515



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