My rationale for this path and its structure:This path should allow my users to compare and understand the differences between montage in film, industrial montage, the photomontage and a functional montage.
7/30/18: I will first elaborate on montage in film (using examples by Soviet filmmakers such as Vertov or Eisenstein), which I still need to include on an additional page here, probably at the beginning. This page might become it's on path then, depending on how deep I want to go into montage principles in film.
It will include the photomontage "Animals Looking at You" for which GG is famous and which is discussed most often in secondary literature.
Another photomontage "The Parliament" will be used as an example of how a photomontage can be extended, in this case from a photomontage to the accompanying text (a poem), to show the reader that there is a larger montage method at work in this photobook. While this is not a "functional montage" yet, it shows the power of montage to influence the perspective of the reader.
The first page on this page will focus on "Animals Looking at You." There will be both annotations and an accompanying analysis.
The second page will focus only on the photomontage of "The Parliament". Annotations will explain the parts of the photomontage (created by John Heartfield).
The last page will focus on how Heartfield's photomontage gets extended by Tucholsky's poem, both on the narrative and on the visual level.