Rudolf Arnheim

Lorenzo J. Torres Hortelano ljth2006
Mon Jun 11 04:34:52 EDT 2007

Thanks for the information, Roland. Arnheim has been -and still is- one of
the best pillars to study formally the image.

Lorenzo J. Torres Hortelano
Dpto. Comunicaci?n Audiovisual I
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

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De: owner-KineJapan at
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Enviado el: lunes, 11 de junio de 2007 9:44
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Asunto: Rudolf Arnheim

German Papers reported today that the German-born author, art and film
theorist Rudolf Arnheim has died on Saturday at age 102 in Ann Arbor.  
His preoccupation with film led in 1932 to the publication of his first
book, "Film als Kunst" (Film as Art), in which he examined the various ways
in which film images are different from literal encounters with reality. A
Japanese translation by Sasaki Norio was published by Oraisha in early 1933,
less than a year after its publication in Germany. It was probably the first
translation of this influential book in any language. A second Japanese
translation by Shiga Nobuo from the English translation was published in
1960. Other books by Arnheim such as "Art and Visual Perception" or "Visual
Thinking" have also been translated and are to this day standard lecture for
Japanese art students as well. 
Does anyone know about the Japanese reception of "Film as Art" in the 1930s?

Roland Domenig
Institute of East Asian Studies
Vienna University

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