The Aesthetics of Authenticity

The Aesthetics of Authenticity

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As a concept that increasingly gains importance in contemporary cultural discourse, authenticity emerges as a site of tearing tensions between the fictional and the real, original and fake, margin and centre, the same and the other. The essays collected in this volume explore this paradoxical nature of authenticity in the context of various media. They give ample proof of the fact that authenticity, which depends on giving the impression of being inherent or natural, found not created, frequently turns out to be the result of a careful aesthetic construction that depends on the use of identifiable techniques with the aim of achieving certain effects for certain reasons.Moreover, in a show presenting a harmonious world of love and friendship, the strategy of consistency, most notably with the news show, succeeds in producing an effet de rAcel making the show (seemingly) belong to the non-fictional part of the TV schedule. ... The show begins with letters flying into the screen similar to a rather dilettantish Powerpoint presentation or to amateur home videos. In one songanbsp;...

Title:The Aesthetics of Authenticity
Author: Wolfgang Funk, Florian Groß, Irmtraud Huber
Publisher:transcript Verlag - 2014-03

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