Film as Art
First printing of Rudolf Arnheim's classic theory of film
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 22.5 × 15cm, 194pp
In the fall of 1957 the University of California Press expanded Arnheim’s 1933 book Film by four essays and brought that landmark work back into print as Film as Art. Often reissued, the book continues to occupy an important place in the literature of film. Arnheim’s method, provocative in this age of technological wizardry, was to focus on the way art in film was derived from that medium’s early limitations: no sound, no colour, no three-dimensional depth.
The book itself is in very good condition. The dustwrapper is tanned to the spine but has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve.