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The Aesthetics of Communication and the Communication of Cultural Aesthetics: A Perspective on Ian Dunlops Films of Aboriginal Australia

Morphy, Howard


This article is concerned with both the aesthetics of the subject and the aesthetics of the film itself. The concept of aesthetics can be applied at many different levels: from the visual properties of a particular artwork to the affective sensual experience of being in the world. At its most general, a societal or cultural aesthetics concerns the particular environment of sense experience people are socialized into, what David MacDougall refers to as an "aesthetic landscape, " a social...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Visual Anthropology Review


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