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#1 Liam Dale

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 10:30 PM

Hey all,

I am wondering if anyone can point me to any books or resources that discuss theories on visual aesthetics. These might be more intended for painters, illustrators, whomever, but I figure such theory would be applicable to film as well.
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#2 Nick Mulder

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 12:45 AM

Aesthetics as a branch of philosophy is and will probably be a work in progress for the remainder of human history (a philosophical debate in itself there) - as such, there are literally thousands of books on the topic already...

Its something that deeply interests me also, I studied a bit of epistemology and ethics at uni but wish instead I had done at least one aesthetics course

I wouldn't know where to begin in recommending this or that book, but simply suggest you start somewhere/anywhere and follow your nose from there ... I suspect you'd get more joy from a library than making outright purchases ...

I suppose there's always this - which turned up when I searched for 'Aesthetics For Dummies' at Amazon :P
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#3 Delorme Jean-Marie

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 02:19 AM

hi
yes interesting topic
i've being digging a little in the direction of the "golden number", you could start with it
have fun
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