September 2020 Academic & Specialist Anthem Press

Aesthetics and the Cinematic Narrative: An Introduction Michael Peter Bolus


Paperback | Sep 2020 | Anthem Press | 9781783089840 | 250pp | 229x153mm | RFB | AUD$130.00, NZD$155.00
Hardback | Sep 2019 | Anthem Press | 9781783089819 | 250pp | 229x153mm | RFB | AUD$230.00, NZD$275.00

A concise historical survey of Aesthetics as a philosophical discipline.

Since the inception of cinema in the late nineteenth century, filmmakers have employed a wide array of precursory aesthetic= strategies in the conception and creation of their disparate works. The existence of these traditional antecedents have afforded= filmmakers a diverse range of technical and artistic applications towards the construction of their respective cinematic narratives. Furthermore, the socio-political and cultural contexts in which films are conceived often inform the manner in which particular aesthetic sensibilities are selected and deployed. Aesthetics and the Cinematic Narrative provides a concise historical survey of Aesthetics as a practical philosophical discipline and applies several of its underlying principles to the examination of filmic storytelling.