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Civilisations (Arts), Episode 8 of 9, The Cult Of Progress
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directed by Ian Leese, fl. 1993; presented by David Olusoga, fl. 1999; produced by Ian Leese, fl. 1993, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 8 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 54 mins
David shows how in New Zealand one artist was co-opted by the Maori who used his sills to record their culture and celebrate their ancestors. As the 19th Century came to an end, the certainties of industrial and scientific advance were increasingly questioned; many artists (Gauguin and Picasso amongst them) turned...
directed by Ian Leese, fl. 1993; presented by David Olusoga, fl. 1999; produced by Ian Leese, fl. 1993, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 8 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 54 mins
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Civilisations (Arts), Episode 9 of 9, The Vital Spark
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directed by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 9 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 53 mins
Simon’s last programme explores the fate of art in the machine and profit-driven world. It looks at the rise of art as a tradeable commodity and turns on one central question: should art create a realm separate from the modern world, a place where we can escape and pull the ladder up after us? Or should it plung...
directed by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 9 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 53 mins
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Civilizations, Episode 6, Paradise on Earth
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directed by Ashley Gething, 1970-; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Ashley Gething, 1970-, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 6 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 53 mins
Explore one of humanity’s deepest artistic urges: the depiction of nature. But landscape painting is seldom a straightforward portrayal of observed nature; it's a projection of dreams, idylls, and refuges - the elusive paradise on earth.
directed by Ashley Gething, 1970-; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Ashley Gething, 1970-, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 6 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 53 mins
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Civilizations, Episode 7, Color and Light
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directed by Hugo Macgregor, fl. 2005; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Hugo Macgregor, fl. 2005, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 7 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 53 mins
Explore the story of light and color in art - both in the search for greater realism and spiritual ecstasy. Journey from Gothic cathedrals and Indian courtly painting to modern art.
directed by Hugo Macgregor, fl. 2005; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Hugo Macgregor, fl. 2005, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 7 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 53 mins
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Civilizations, Episode 9, What Is Art Good For?
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directed by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 9 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 53 mins
Explore the fate of art in the machine and profit-driven world: should art create a realm separate from the modern world, or should it plunge headlong into the chaos while transforming the way we see and live in it?
directed by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 9 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 53 mins
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Fiore: In Love With Clay
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directed by Richard Whymark, fl. 1997; produced by Richard Whymark, fl. 1997, API Productions (Austin, TX: API Productions, 2018), 1 hour 20 mins
Internationally-renowned artist Fiore De Henriquez flew in the face of 20th Century gender norms, blazing her own trail and shaping her own identity in the art world across Europe and the United States. But there was more to Fiore than sculpture. While battling with - and eventually accepting - her intersexuality,...
directed by Richard Whymark, fl. 1997; produced by Richard Whymark, fl. 1997, API Productions (Austin, TX: API Productions, 2018), 1 hour 20 mins
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Great Big Story, Preserving the Soul of Bauhaus Design
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produced by Great Big Story, in Great Big Story (Atlanta, GA: CNN Newsource Sales, 2018), 2 mins
Only a few companies in the world faithfully replicate original Bauhaus pieces—the design school whose birth heralded the era of modern furniture. One such factory is Tecta, a family business proudly run by Axel Bruchhäuser and his nephew, Christian Drescher. Located in a tiny town in Lauenförde, Germany, Tect...
produced by Great Big Story, in Great Big Story (Atlanta, GA: CNN Newsource Sales, 2018), 2 mins
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Secret Cities, Series 2, Episode 1, Lisbon
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directed by Ben Harding, fl. 2007; presented by Janina Ramirez and Alastair Sooke, fl. 2009; produced by Ben Harding, fl. 2007, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Secret Cities, Series 2, Episode 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 50 mins
In series two of Secret Cities, art historian Janina Ramirez and art critic Alastair Sooke take us on three entertaining and revealing cultural city breaks, hunting for off-the-beaten-track artistic treats, and finding new ways of enjoying some very famous sights. In this first episode, Janina Ramirez and Alastai...
directed by Ben Harding, fl. 2007; presented by Janina Ramirez and Alastair Sooke, fl. 2009; produced by Ben Harding, fl. 2007, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Secret Cities, Series 2, Episode 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 50 mins
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17 Shacks and a Piece of Hudson History
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produced by Guglielmo Mattioli, fl. 2016, New York Times Company (New York, NY: The New York Times 360, 2017), 1 min
A cluster of century-old fishing shacks in Hudson, N.Y., once at risk of being demolished, is now being preserved. Step inside one of the shacks and wander around the site.
produced by Guglielmo Mattioli, fl. 2016, New York Times Company (New York, NY: The New York Times 360, 2017), 1 min
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52 Places to Go: Marrakesh
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produced by Kaitlyn Mullin, fl. 2016, New York Times Company (New York, NY: The New York Times 360, 2017), 1 min
The painter Jacques Majorelle built the garden and the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent preserved it. Both artists drew inspiration from the diverse plant life and bright blue architectural details throughout the garden.
produced by Kaitlyn Mullin, fl. 2016, New York Times Company (New York, NY: The New York Times 360, 2017), 1 min
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