Die Vermessung ästhetischer Erscheinungen


Similar to art history, film studies has long focused on canonical works by important filmmakers in order to trace formal developments in film. Being a serially produced art form, film demands to be studied along the lines of what art historian George Kubler called a «cultural sequence», i.e. an existing chronology of relatively stable but marginally varying solutions for a given aesthetic problem. Using the example of color in film as its point of departure, this article shows how newly developed processes of computer-based film analysis open up the possibility of a serial analysis of large data sets, thereby opening up a new field of empirical research into the aesthetics of film form.

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Flückiger, Barbara: Die Vermessung ästhetischer Erscheinungen. In: Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft, Jg. 3 (2011), Nr. 2, S. 44-60. DOI: 10.25969/mediarep/2606.
 author = {Flückiger, Barbara},
 title = {Die Vermessung ästhetischer Erscheinungen},
 year = 2011,
 doi = {10.25969/mediarep/2606},
 volume = 3,
 address = {Berlin},
 journal = {Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft},
 number = 2,
 pages = {44--60},
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