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Film as Art
Film as Art
Author: Rudolf Arnheim
ISBN-13: 9780520000353
ISBN-10: 0520000358
Publication Date: 9/1/1957
Pages: 230
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Publisher: University of California Press
Book Type: Paperback
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The first part of the book is an adaptation of Film als Kunst, a 1932 essay published originally in German. The thesis of the essay is that "the peculiar virtues of film as art derive from an exploitation of limitations of the medium: the absence of sound, the absence of color, the lack of three-dimensional depth. Silent-film artists made virtues of these necessities and were on their way to devloping a new and distinctive art form" (Quoted from the cover)

The second part of the book is four supplemental essays which discuss the same theme.