Maps used in the course "The Art of Comparison: The Cinematic City". Master Comparative Arts and Media Studies. The Cinematic City compares media and architecture from an actual and a historical perspective. Historic maps of Amsterdam are used to determine location and  to access information on cinemas in the past 100 century.

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To gain insights into theories, histories, and applications of intermediality, in particular regarding connections between cinema and architecture.

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The Art of Comparison: The Cinematic City compares media and architecture from an actual and a historical perspective. Within the course the focus is on the new EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam, which will open in Spring 2012. The new EYE will be contextualized by a comparison with other European film musea and institutes of today but also by a historical perspective on Amsterdam as film exhibiting location.

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