A Cognitive and Media Cultural Perspective on the Theory, and Aesthetics of Audiovisual Narration

Author(s): Jarmo Valkola

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Works of art are inherently problematic. We value artworks because they afford the opportunity for us to exercise our sensibilities, to recognize and to distinguish different qualities in the appearance of things. The aesthetic properties of artworks alert us to the qualitative dimensions of the world at large and improve our capacitiesfor discovering them. That is why aesthetic properties enliven our experiences. The range of reproduced and multiple images in contemporary visual culture mean that the concepts of authenticity,originality, and space gain new meanings. The art of the past has now been transformed in this new audiovisual image world. The context of the images is now wide and open for new forms of interpretation. This book is intended to be a further reading for all scholars and students of art, media, film, and visual culture. The approach is based on cognitive understanding of audiovisual processes.

Publication series: Publications of Jyväskylä Polytechnic 18
Educational unit: School of Cultural Studies
ISSN: 1456-2332
ISBN: 951-830-022-4 (Printed)
Published: 2003
Pagination: 319 p.

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