Television Aesthetics and Style by Steven Peacock, Jason Jacobs

By Steven Peacock, Jason Jacobs

Although movie reviews has effectively (re)turned consciousness to concerns of favor and interpretation, its sibling self-discipline has left the territory uncharted - in the past. The query of ways tv operates on a stylistic point has been seriously underexplored, regardless of being basic to our viewing event. this crucial new paintings redresses an important hole in tv reports by way of enticing with the stylistic dynamics of television; exploring the cultured houses and values of either the medium and specific sorts of output (specific programmes); and elevating very important questions about the best way we pass judgement on tv as either cultural artifact and paintings shape.

Television Aesthetics and Style offers a special and very important intervention within the box, elevating key questions on television's inventive houses and percentages. via a sequence of case-studies by way of across the world popular students, the gathering takes a thorough breakthrough in realizing TV's stylistic achievements.

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Critical Studies in Communication 4 (1987), 161–73. Walters, James, and Tom Brown, (eds) Film Moments: Criticism, History, Theory. London: BFI/Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. , and Tanya R. Cochran, (eds) Investigating Firefly and Serenity. London: I. B. Tauris, 2008. PART ONE Conceptual debates 1 Television aesthetics: Stylistic analysis and beyond Sarah Cardwell ‘Television aesthetics’: A provocation? 1 It is used primarily to denote and demarcate both a particular attitude to the televisual medium, and a distinctive approach to the study of television programmes.

Aesthetic Quality and Aesthetic Experience (Amsterdam and Atlanta: Königshausen & Neumann and Rodopi, 1988), 39, 43. 45 Colin Lyas, ‘The Evaluation of Art’, in Oswald Hanfling, ed. Philosophical Aesthetics: an Introduction (Milton Keynes: Open University Press, 1992), 350. 46 Dominic McIver Lopes, ‘The Aesthetics of Photographic Transparency’, in Noël Carroll and Jinhee Choi, (eds) Philosophy of Film and Motion Pictures (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2006), 42. For the sake of clarity, I have taken liberties with the original quotation here, substituting the word ‘television’ for the word ‘photograph’.

So details of aesthetic attitude remain up for debate – one which is Joseph Margolis, ‘The Work of Art’, in Margolis, Philosophy Looks at the Arts, 46–7. This is Margolis’s second definition of a work of art (the first connects art with value/excellence). 40 Jerome Stolnitz, ‘The Aesthetic Attitude’, in Hospers, Introductory Readings, 19. 41 For a fuller explanation, see Hospers, Introductory Readings, 3. 42 Scruton, Kant: A Very Short Introduction, 104. 43 Hannah Arendt, Between Past and Future (London: Penguin, 2006), 217.

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