Aesthetic evaluation and film /

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Author / Creator:Klevan, Andrew, author.
Imprint:Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2018.
Description:1 online resource
Series:Manchester Film Studies
Subject:Motion pictures -- Aesthetics.
Motion pictures -- Evaluation.
Films, Cinema.
Film: Styles & Genres.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film -- History & Criticism.
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism
Motion pictures -- Aesthetics.
Motion pictures -- Evaluation.
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-234) and index.
Filmography: pages 235-236.
In English.
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Summary:'Aesthetic evaluation and film 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 a 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. This is particularly effective for evaluating films from different places, periods, and genres, ensuring that the book will be a central text in the field for years to come.Suitable for students of film studies and philosophical aesthetics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, Aesthetic evaluation and film 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.' --Back cover.
Other form:Print version: Klevan, Andrew. Aesthetic evaluation and film. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2018 9781784991258
Standard no.:10.7765/9781526132567
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • part 1. What is evaluative aesthetics? The origin and definition of aesthetics
  • The aesthetic attitude
  • Aesthetics taste
  • Sensory immediacy
  • Aesthetic pleasure
  • Seeking agreement
  • Imagination
  • Aesthetic appreciation
  • Form and style
  • Aesthetic qualities
  • Specificity
  • part 2. What is aesthetic criticism? Evaluation
  • Understanding and interpretation
  • Perception
  • Experience
  • Particularity and responsiveness
  • Description and analysis
  • Close reading
  • Comparison, category, and context
  • Intention, achievement, and skill
  • Evaluative criteria
  • Reasons, argument, and objectivity
  • Subjectivity, contingency, and the relational
  • part 3. The aesthetic evaluatio nof film. Medium
  • Constraint
  • Convention
  • Choice of expectation
  • Encouraging perceptual activity
  • Prominence
  • Pattern
  • Relation
  • A note on pedgagogy
  • Bibliography
  • Filmography
  • Index.