Virtues and Vices of the Visual Media
by Rudolf Arnheim - 1974
Throughout this brief survey we shall have to keep in mind the active as well as the passive use of the various media. Passive use serves the dispensing of knowledge. Pictures carry images of the world into the classroom. They offer the raw material for factual information. However, the pictures or models have been made by experts somewhere else. They arrive ready-made. Student and teacher act as consumers. Their acts are responses.
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