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ERIC Number: ED097751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 329
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Three Essays in Aesthetics: 1. A Theory of Art as a Threefold Relation Among Artist, Work of Art and Audience, 2. Toward a Theory of Narrative Film, and 3. An Analytical Description of the Film "Notorious."
Rothman, William David
The subjects of the three separate, but related essays in this dissertation are art in general, one particular art form, and one individual work of art. The first essay, a continuous piece of sustained abstraction, primarily concerns the field of aesthetics, while the second, more concrete essay is drawn from material conceived as a book on the theory of the narrative film. The third essay, focusing on the field of cinema studies (an analytical description of "Notorious"), constitutes an example of the concreteness and precision which writing about film should achieve to be adequate to the complexity and unity of the great classic narrative films. Although all three essays reflect the same view of the nature of art, each one addresses a particular audience and a particular field and does not refer explicitly to either of the other essays. (JM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Harvard University