History of a book

List of first editions, traslations, excerpt reviews of Arnheim’s main work on film

First edition, tranlations and reprints

GERMAN
Film als Kunst, Berlin: Ernst Rowohlt, 1932. Republished in Munchen: Carl Hauser, 1974, new preface by the author; reprinted in Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Taschenbuch, 1979, foreword by Helmut H. Diederichs. Republished in Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 2002, unpublished writing, essays and reviews, Postface by Karl Prumm.

ENGLISH
Film, London: Faber & Faber, 1933, trans. by L. M. Sieveking e Ian. F. D. Morrow, Preface by Paul Rotha.

JAPANESE
Geijutsu to shite no eiga, Tokyo: Oraisha, 1933, trans. by Norio Sasaki.

UNGARIAN
A Film Mint Muveszet, Budapest: Magyar Fimtudomanyi Intezet es Filmarchivum, 1962.

Revisited edition, tranlations and reprints

ENGLISH
Film as art, Berkeley-Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1957 (Selections from Film, 1933 plus tranlations of articles written in 1933-1934 for the unpublished “Enciclopedia del cinema” and essays published in Italian reviews), 8th printing 1971, 1989, new Preface by Arnheim 1968. Printed also in London: Faber & Faber, 1958 (same of Film as Art, 1957 but handcover, with illustrations); paperback, 1969; reprint in 1983 with new foreword “After fifty years” by Arnheim. 50th Anniversary edition: University of California Press, 2006.

ITALIAN
Film come arte, Milan: Il Saggiatore, 1959 (handcover), trans. by Paolo Gobetti; paperback, 1960, preface by Guido Aristarco; reprint: Milan: Feltrinelli, 1983, 1989.

PORTOGUESE
A Arte do Cinema, Lisbon: Editorial Aster, 1960, trans. by Maurie Francis Nunes.

JAPANESE
Misuzu Shobo, Tokyo, 1960, trans. by Nobuo Shiga.

RUSSIAN
Kino kak iskusstvo, Moscow, 1960.

POLISH
Film Jako Szutuka, Warsaw: Wydawnictwa Artystyczne i Filmowe, 1961, trans. by Wanda Wetenstein.

SERBO-CROATIAN
Film Kao Umetnost, Belgrade: Narodna Knjiga, 1962, trans. and new preface by Vladimir Petric.

UNGARIAN
A Film min Muveszet, Budapest: Gondolat, 1984.

CZECHOSLOVAKIAN
Film a Skuteènost, (selections), in J. BROž, Film je umìní. Sborník statí, Prague: Orbis, 1963.

SPANISH
El Cine como Arte, Buenos Aires: Infinito, 1971.
El Cine como Arte, Barcelona: Paidos, 1986, trans. by Enrique L. Revol.

FRENCH
Le Cinema est un Art, Paris: L’Arche, 1989, trans. By Francoise Pinel.

SLOVENIAN
Film kot umetnost, Ljubljana: Krtina, 2000, trans. by Petra Kaloh, preface “Rudolf Arnheim, psihologija umetnosti in filmska umetnost” by Vid Pecjak.

Excerpts outside Italy

Film as art
in D. TALBOT (ed.), Film. An anthology, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959.

L’illusion partielle
in P. LHERMINIER (ed.), L’art du cinema, Paris: Seghers, 1960: 316-320.

Film a Skuteènost
in J. BROž (ed.), Film je umìní. Sborník statí, Prague: Orbis, 1963: 62-74.

Film and reality
in A. KIRSCHNER – L. KIRSCHNER (ed.), Film. Reading in the mass media, New York: The
Odyssey Press, 1971: 63-78.

Film and realité
in «Revue d’Esthetique», 2-3-4, 1973: 27-45.

The complete film / Film & reality / The making of film
in G. MAST – M. COHEN (eds.), Film Theory and Criticism, New York: Oxford, 1974.

Film als Kunst
in F.-J. ALBERSMEIER (ed.), Texte zur Theorie des Films, Stuttgart: Reclam, 1979: 179-203.

Language and Early Cinema
in “Leonardo”, Supplemental Issue “Digital Image – Digital Cinema”, 1990: 3-4.

Excerpts in Italy

Excerpts from Film als Kunst (1932) were trnslated into Italian by Umberto Barbaro and circulated in manucsript in the early Thirties.

Soggettista e direttore artistico
in «L’Italia letteraria», 15 May 1932: 5.

Il film come opera d’arte
in «Bianco e Nero», 4, Apr. 1938: 11-42; reprinted in M. VERDONE (ed.), Antologia di
Bianco e Nero 1937-1943, vol. I – Scritti teorici, Rome: Edizioni di Bianco e Nero, 1964.

Immagine reale e immagine filmica / Soggettista e regista / Film sonoro = teatro?
in ARISTARCO G. (ed.), L’arte del film. Antologia storico-critica, Milan: Bompiani, 1950: 29-54 / 83-86 / 95-98.

Film sonoro = teatro?
in G. CALENDOLI (ed.), Cinema e teatro, Rome: Edizioni dell’Ateneo, 1957: 116-119.
Reprinted in «BN», XXXIII, 11/12, Nov.-Dec. 1972: 45-46.

[excerpt onLa Corazzata Potemkin from Film, 1958]
in «Il nuovo spettatore cinematografico», 9, Mar. 1960: 255.

Il cinema e la realtà, I fattori creativi (Come si fa un film)
in G. ARISTARCO (ed.), Teorici del film. Da Tille ad Arnheim, Turin: Celid, 1980.


Reviews
Here are listed (uncompletely) the reviews of the various editions of Arnheim’s book on cinema, published in several countries of Europe and the Us. For the Italian edition reviews see also: Arnheim + Cinema + Italy.

Film als Kunst, Berlin: Ernst Rowohlt, 1932
If not differently signalled, reviews are to be intended as published in Germany

Paolo MILANO, Rudolf Arnheim: “Film als Kunst”, in «Scenario» (ITALY), 1, Feb. 1932: 59-60.

Andor KRASZNA-KRAUSZ, Film als Kunst, in «Die Weltbühne», 12, Mar. 22, 1932: 447-449.

Friedrich RAFF, Film als Kunst, in «Württemberger Zeitung», Apr. 16, 1932.

Siegfried KRACAUER, Neue Filmbücher, in «Die Neue Rundschau», Jan. 1933: 142-144.

[Edward Kleinlercher], Film als Kunst (Film come arte), in «Rivista internazionale del cinema educatore» (ITALY), Jun. 1933: 499.

Film, London: Faber & Faber, 1933
If not differently signalled, reviews are to be intended as published in the United Kingdom

Herbert READ, Rudolf Arnheim’s “Film”, in «Cinema Quarterly», 3, Spring 1933: 172-175.

A. S. W., Aesthetics of film, in «Manchester Guardian Weekly», Sep. 15, 1933.

Basil MASON, The Movies, in «Time and Tide», Jun. 24, 1933.

Raymond SPOTTISWOODE, Film. By Rudolf Arnheim, in «The Cherwell», Oct. 21, 1933.

Robert HERRING, [Fim], in «London Mercury», Nov. 1933: 71.

L. J. [Lewis Jacobs], [Film], in «Experimental Cinema» (USA), 5, 1934: 48.

Film as art, Berkeley-Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1957
If not differently signalled, reviews are to be intended as published in the United States of America

Film as Art, in «College Art Journal», XVII, 4: 445-446.

F. D. NICHOLS, Fil as Art, in «Richmond News Leader», Apr. 16, 1958.

Gordon L. GRAY, Film as Art, in «The Quarterly Journal of Speech», Apr. 1958: 194.

Vernon YOUNG, Film as Art, in «The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism», Dec. 1958: 260-262.

Film as art, in «Sele Arte» (ITALY), Mar.-Apr. 1959: 76.

D. L., Film as art, in «Bianco e Nero» (ITALY), 4, Apr. 1959: 48-49.

Film as Art, in «The Saturaday Review», Dec. 24, 1960.

Hillis ALPERT, [Film as Art], in «The New York Times Book Review», Nov. 24, 1963: ?-54.

Charles L. BARBEE, Film and Reality, in «Skope Magazine», Spring 1966.

Film as Art, London: Faber & Faber, 1958
If not differently signalled, reviews are to be intended as published in the United Kingdom

Kenneth CAVANDER, Film as Art, in «Sight and Sound», 5, Summer 1958: 260.

Film as Art, in «Sight and Sound», Spring-Summer 1958: 51-52.

Film as Art, in «Times Literary Supplement», Apr. 25, 1958.

Derrick GRIGS, Film as Art, in «Oxford Mail», May 8, 1958.

Rotha on the Film. By Paul Rotha. Film as Art. By Rudolf Arnheim, in «The Listener», May 13 1958.

C. A. L., Film as Art, in «Time and Tide», Jul. 26, 1958.

P. R. [Paul Rotha], Film as Art, in «Journal of British Film Academy», Autumn 1958: 15.

Charles CAIN, Film As Art, in «Film Teacher», 15, December 1958: 26.

Film als Kunst, in «Critisch Film Bulletin» (HOLLAND), II, 8: 63.

Irene KIRK, Film as Art, in ?, (USA), January 1958(?).

Film as Art, Londra, Faber & Faber, 1958

Elio MERCURI, “Film come arte” di R. Arnheim, in «Il Contemporaneo», Nov. 1961: 148-150.

Film as Art, London: Faber & Faber, 1969

Film as Art, in «The Observer» (UK), Nov. 30, 1969.

[Film as Art], in «Films & Filming» (UK), Feb. 1970.

Der Film als Kunst, in «Neue Züercher Zeitung» (SWITZERLAND), May 9, 1970.

Film as Art, in «Républica» (BRASIL/PORTUGAL?), May 20, 1970.

Ian BROBERG, Vad är det som gör att människor har ett behov av skräck?, in «Östersunds-Posten» (SWEDEN), Sep. 9, 1970.

L. MEES, Film as Art, in «Film en Televisie» (HOLLAND), Dec. 1970.

Film als Kunst, Munchen: Carl Hauser, 1974
If not differently signalled, reviews are to be intended as published in Germany

W. V., Der Film als Kunst. Rudolf Arnheims “Film as Art”, in «Neue Zürcher Zeitung», May 9, 1970.

Ist der Film ein Kunstwerk? Neuerscheinung von Rudolf Arnheims Un tersuchung aus dem Jahre 1932, in «Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung», Apr. 5, 1975.

W. R., Klassiker der Filmliteratur, in «Aachener Volkszeitung», May 24, 1975.

Dr. K. H. STAHLS, Film als Kunst, «Wissenschaftliche[?]», May 1975.

Film als Kunst, in «Die Information», 6, Jun. 1975.

Michael SCHWARZE, Maschinenstürmer im Studio. Rudolf Arnheims Filmtheorie, in «Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung», 1465, Jun. 28, 1975.

V. B. B., Rudolf Arnheim: Film als Kunst, in «Film-Korrespondenz», 7, Jul. 16, 1975: 20-21.

Peter SPIEGEL, Film als Kunst, «Welt des Buches», Sep. 17, 1975.

V. B. [Volker Baer], Aus der Zeit gesehen, in «Der Tagesspiegel», Oct. 26, 1975: 48.

Otto EDER, Ideologieträger Film, in «Neuer Tagebuch», Nov. 1975.

Film als Kunst, in «EPD», Feb. 1976.

W. R., [Film als Kunst], in «Spandauer Volksblatt», Mar. 14, 1976.

Film als Kunst, in «Der Dt Kameramann[?]», Mar. 1976.

Neu Aufgelegt: Rudolf Arnheims “Film als Kunst”, in «dpa-Buchbrief», Apr. 7, 1976.

Werner JEHLE, Der Standort des Betrachs. Bücher von Eisentein, Arnheim und anderen über Filme, in «National Zeitung» (SWITZERLAND), May 29, 1976.

T. W., Wenn Film zur Kunst wird, in «Hessische/Niedersächsische Allgemeine», Sep. 16, 1976.

Gottfried EISERMANN,: Rudolf Arnheim, Film als Kunst – Kritiken und Aufsätze zum Film, in «Communications. Internationale Zeitschrift für Kommunikationsforschung», 3, 1977: 401-403.

Christoph HUMMEL, Filmtheorie und Filmgeschichte, in «medien + erziehung», 3, 1977: 218-219.

Ralf SCHENK, Arnheims Film-Buch, in «Die Weltbühne», 72, Jul. 25, 1978: 958-959.

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