Aesthetics and Film
By (author) Katherine Thomson-Jones
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Aesthetics and Film by Katherine Thomson-Jones
Book Description"Aesthetics and film" is a philosophical study of the art of film. Its motivation is the recent surge of interest among analytic philosophers in the philosophical implications of central issues in film theory and the application of general issues in aesthetics to the specific case of film. Of particular interest are questions concerning the distinctive representational capacities of film art, particularly in relation to realism and narration, the influence of the literary paradigm in understanding film authorship and interpretation, and our imaginative and affective engagement with film. For all of these questions, Katherine Thomson-Jones critically compares the most compelling answers, driving home key points with a wide range of film examples. Students and scholars of aesthetics and cinema will find this an illuminating, accessible and highly enjoyable investigation into the nature and power of a technologically evolving art form.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826485236
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Katherine Thomson-Jones
Aesthetics and Film, Hardback (October 2008)
A philosophical study of the historically dominant form of moving image media. It is suitable for students of aesthetics and cinema, as well as those interested in philosophy and the art of film.
New Waves in Aesthetics, Paperback (August 2008)» View all books by Katherine Thomson-Jones
Leading young scholars present a collection of wide-ranging essays covering central problems in meta-aesthetics and aesthetic issues in the philosophy of mind, as well as offering analyses of key aesthetic concepts, new perspectives on the history of aesthetics, and specialized treatment of individual art forms.
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Author Biography - Katherine Thomson-Jones
Katherine Thomson-Jones is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Oberlin College, USA, and has taught previously at the University of St Andrews, UK.
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