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The Shape of SpectatorshipArt, Science, and Early Cinema in Germany$
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Scott Curtis

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231134033

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231134033.001.0001

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The Taste of a Nation

The Taste of a Nation

Educating the Senses and Sensibilities of Film Spectators

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The Shape of Spectatorship

Scott Curtis

Columbia University Press

Chapter Three examines the use of film as an educational tool in Germany from 1907 to 1914. It argues that film reformers borrowed conceptions of spectatorship from expert understandings of child psychology, and pedagogical ideals from aesthetic education and the German concept of “Anschauungsunterricht,” known in English-speaking countries as “the object lesson.”

Keywords:   Film, Education, Reform, Anschauungsunterricht, object lesson, spectatorship

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