New Book | Saige Walton – Cinema’s Baroque Flesh Film, Phenomenology and the Art of Entanglement

PrintNew book by Saige Walton Cinema’s Baroque Flesh Film, Phenomenology and the Art of Entanglement published by Amsterdam University Press.

To coincide with the Australian launch of the book, AUP are offering a 20% discount that is valid until 31st December – download the flyer here (pdf)

What is the relationship between cinema and the baroque? How might it be figured and felt? Foregrounding the baroque as a vital undercurrent of Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy, Cinema’s Baroque Flesh opens up new avenues of embodied film theory that can make room for formal and experiential structure, signification, intelligence and sight, as well as the aesthetics of sensation. Walton argues for the baroque as its own aesthetic category of film and its own unique cinema of the senses. Combining media archaeological work with art history, Merleau Ponty’s phenomenological philosophy and film-phenomenology, the book provides close analyses of a range of historic baroque artworks and films such as Caché, Trouble Every Day, the cinema of Buster Keaton, Strange Days, Marie Antoinette and Tarnation, among others. Cinema’s Baroque Flesh offers new critical frameworks for understanding the baroque and the possibilities of a baroque cinema as the embodied art of entanglement.

Saige Walton is Lecturer in Screen Studies at the University of South Australia, a member of the Hawke Research Institute and a former assistant curator with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

September 2016 278 pages, 12 b/w illustrations Hardback ISBN 978 90 8964 951 5 e-ISBN 978 90 4852 849 3 €89.00 | £70.00 | $110.00 Available to order through your local book seller or on

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