Monday, December 12, 2011

New Nonfiction DVDs - Arts

We added the following titles to our collection of DVDs in the 700s. You will find them in the media room, in the nonfiction DVD collection arranged by Dewey Decimal Number. Links are provided to our online catalog.

Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies.
Produced by Arne Glimcher, Robert Greenhut, Martin Scorsese ; directed by Arne Glimcher.
Explores the influence of technological innovations, particularly cinema, on artists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. Features: three short films: Slippery Jim (1910), The great train robbery (1903), Frankenstein (1910).

Paris: Luminous Years.
Written, directed and produced by Perry Miller Adato.
Examines the role of the city of Paris in the Modernist art movement, and the people who came there from all over the world.

Building the Great Cathedrals. Written and produced by Gary Glassman ; produced and directed by Scott Tiffany.
Carved from a hundred million pounds of stone, soaring effortlessly atop a spiderweb of masonry, Gothic cathedrals are marvels of human achievement and artistry. But how did medieval builders reach such spectacular heights? Consuming the labor of entire towns, sometimes taking a hundred years to build, these architectural marvels were crafted from just hand tools and stone. Many now teeter on the brink of catastrophic collapse.

A tour of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, one of the oldest and largest museum of the world which was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. This digitally re-mastered series includes images and rarely seen treasures that represent the development of world culture and art from Ancient China to the 20th century. The Hermitage is home to 3 million masterpieces.

American Photography: a Century of Images.

Art of the Western World.
Directed by Tony Cash. 3 DVDs.Explores the history of Western art from the classical ideals created by ancient Greeks to modern-day works. The classical ideal -- A white garment of churches : Romanesque and Gothic art -- The early Renaissance -- The high Renaissance -- Realms of light : the Baroque -- An age of reason, an age of passion -- A fresh view : Impressionism and post-Impressionism-- Into the 20th century -- In our own time.

Between the Folds: a film about finding inspiration in unexpected places.
Written, directed & produced by Vanessa Gould."Between the Folds chronicles the stories of ten fine artists and intrepid theoretical scientists who have abandoned careers and scoffed at hard-earned graduate degrees -- all to forge unconventional lives as modern-day paperfolders"--Production company's website.

Produced and directed by Justine NaganA look at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, WI which is considered the birthplace of graphic design.

Art & Copy.
Produced by Jimmy Greenway & Michael Nadeau ; directed by Doug Pray.
A powerful film about advertising and inspiration. It reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time, people who've profoundly impacted our culture. Their work grabbed the attention of millions and truly moved them. The social and cultural impact of their ads are brought to light in this dynamic exploration of art, commerce, and human emotion.

Craft in America: Family
Craft in America is a groundbreaking, comprehensive visual exploration of the history, vitality, and cultural significance of America's craft movement. Features Paul and Dante Marioni, Lisa Sorrelli, Philip and Matt Moulthrop, and Cliff and Holly Lee.

David Macaulay: Pyramid.
Based on the book by David Macaulay ; executive producer Ray Hubbard ; written by Mark Olshaker ; produced by Larry Klein and Mark Olshaker. Explore the process of building an ancient Egyptian pyramid and visit various historic sites and rare artifacts, including the mummy of Ramses II.

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