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Levie, Françoise

Works: 53 works in 133 publications in 4 languages and 1,182 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biography  Biographical films  History  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Short films  Internet videos  Exhibition catalogs  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Director, Restager , Scenarist, Translator, Redactor, Other, Film editor, Conceptor, fmd, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 709.0349
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Françoise Levie
The man who wanted to classify the world by Françoise Levie( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and French and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1934, a Belgian visionary named Paul Otlet conceived of a library with no physical books whose contents could be viewed on a screen. His obsession was to classify, encode and unify books and documents published all over the world. Over the years, he and his staff would fill in 12 million index cards. His classification system is regarded today as similar to hypertext, which enables us to navigate the internet. A pacifist and an internationalist, Otlet was one of the driving forcesbehind the League of Nations. He persuaded the architect Le Corbusier to design a World City dedicated to Peace, Knowledge and Fraternity. This beautiful film interweaves a vast fund of recently discovered documents from his archive with autobiographical material to create a fascinating piece of intellectual history
Memoirs of a Hindu princess by Françoise Levie( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biographical portrait of Gayatri Devi, the outspoken daughter and granddaughter of the Maharajas, spans modern India's history from British rule, through the struggle for independence to today's modern state. It is enriched with archival footage and home movies showing scenes of colonial splendor from a vanished way of life. Born in 1920, Gayatri was married at twenty to the dashing Prince of Jaipur, with whom she lived a glamorous life on an international scale. After independence and the slow dismantling of princely powers, she continued to stay in the limelight, and was hostess to the Kennedys, the Queen of England and Nikita Kruschev. Always dedicated to the welfare of her people, the Princess sought to emancipate girls living in Purdah by starting India's first public school. She was elected as a state senator in 1962, and held that seat until 1978. During Indira Gandhi's rule, the Princess was jailed along with other political opponents and her palace was ransacked for its treasures. Today, known as Rajmatah Sahiba, the mother of the people, she continues to look after her schools and rebel against injustice and corruption
L'homme qui voulait classer le monde : Paul Otlet et le Mundaneum by Françoise Levie( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in French and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prolongement des rêves encyclopédiques des XVIIIe et XIXe siècles, l'aventure de Paul Otlet (1868-1944), père avec Henri La Fontaine de la CDU (classification décimale universelle), concerne l'histoire du livre et des bibliothèques comme celle des institutions internationales et du mouvement pacifiste
Mr. Bing and l'art nouveau by Françoise Levie( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Multiple languages and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Siegfried Bing, French art dealer, collector, and sponsor, credited as the inspiration and force behind the movement known as art nouveau and who promoted and exhibited the works of such artists as Munch and Toulouse-Lautrec. Discusses the influence of Japanese art on Bing's sensibility
Jean Ray : l'archange fantastique by Jean-Baptiste Baronian( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in French and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna and Vincent( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1890, 42-year-old painter Anna Bloch visits the Annual Salon des XX in Brussels, and buys a painting by an unknown artist named Vincent Van Gogh. He dies later that same year. She remains the only person to have ever purchased one of his paintings during his lifetime. Six months later, Anna buys a second painting by Van Gogh and becomes the first person to acknowledge his skill and importance as an artist. A painter herself, Anna hangs both Van Goghs in her studio, to use as inspiration. Instead, she spends many years painting in their shadow, unable to live up to the genius she admires. Finally, fully defeated by the strength and audacity of both paintings, she sells them, to free herself of the burden of living up to their standard. The story of Anna, an unrealized artist, and her relationship to one of the most famous artists of all time, is told in this charming film that juxtaposes her life in grey, industrial Belgium, with that of Van Gogh's in sunny, Southern France. Anna was the first person to ever purchase a Van Gogh, but just like so many who came after her, Van Gogh's work resonated so deeply within her, that her life was forever changed
Guardians of the Night( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the history of lighthouses, filmed at the following lighthouses: France: Ar-Men, Cordouan, Keréon, Tévennec, La Jument, Le Créach; Canada: Bonavista, Cape Race, Sable Island, Belle Isle, Pointe Amour, Cape Spear, Prince Shoal; Great Britain: Bell Rock, Bishop Rock, Longstone; United States: Minot's Ledge - Boston, Portland Light - Maine, Statue of Liberty - NY Harbor
From Mesopotamia to Iraq( Visual )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents present-day excavations in Iraq, uncovering the glory that was Mesopotamia
Mata Hari : the legend and true story of a spy( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authorities such as biographers, museum curators, family members and historians bring to life the story of the Dutch woman who traveled the world performing exotic nude dances, was the talk of Paris, and, in World War I, became the world's most celebrated spy
Jean Ray by Jean-Baptiste Baronian( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Étienne-Gaspard Robertson : la vie d'un fantasmagore by Françoise Levie( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Ray John Flanders, 1887-1964 : catalogue by Jean-Baptiste Baronian( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Flanders, Jean Ray, 1887-1964 by Jean-Baptiste Baronian( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in Dutch and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van leven en werk van de Franstalige Belgische auteur Jean Raymond Marie de Kremer die onder de speudoniemen John Flanders en Jean Ray voornamelijk fantastische romans en verhalen publiceerde
Mr. Bing and the Art nouveau : a portrait of Siegfried Bing( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Siegfried Bing, a little-known art dealer, who initiated Art Nouveau and Japanese art in the West Art dealer, German patron of the arts and porcelain manufacturer, Siegfried Bing moved to Paris in 1854 where he remained for the rest of his life. He was buried at the Père Lachaise cemetery in 1905. Without him Art Nouveau would never have existed as we know it. To start with the name: it was he who invented it by christening his vast shop-gallery in the rue de Provence that later became the international centre for this artistic trend of which he was the instigator, producer, art dealer, manufacturer and ideologist. Siegfried Bing was also the first Westerner to have been so fascinated by Japanese art that he spent more than one year in Japan and brought back a huge treasure trove (prints and a variety of objects) that he acquainted many artists with, including Vincent Van Gogh. The creation of the Bing Pavilion at the Universal Exhibition of 1900 in Paris was the crowning achievement of this art dealer who became a trend-setter: his collection inspired all the arts throughout Europe and the United States. He was what is commonly referred to as a patron of the arts
Lanterne magique et fantasmagorie : inventaire des collections by Musée national des techniques (France)( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass moving, 1967-1976 : kunst op straat by Françoise Levie( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and Dutch and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De kunstenaars van de Vlaamse artistieke beweging Mass moving hadden een duidelijk ideaal: de kunst naar de straat brengen, weg uit de stoffige musea en galeries. De acties van Mass moving waren speels en origineel: vlinders vrijlaten in Venetië, met een 'wandelende bus' over straat. Maar in 1976 gaat de beweging letterlijk in vlammen op
Maison Bing : hoogtepunt van de Art Nouveau by Françoise Levie( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentaire over kunsthandelaar Siegfried Bing, die rond 1900 een centrale rol speelde bij het promoten van de Art Nouveau
Constant Montald, 1862-1944 : une vie, une oeuvre, une amitié, Emile Verhaeren : Mediatine-Malou, 4 juin-20 août 1982 by Constant Montald( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Stevens (1823-1906) : the man who painted women = L'@homme qui peignait la Femme = De @man die de Vrouw schilderde( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Stevens is an artist who, in his lifetime, enjoyed international fame. Belgian by birth, he spent his entire career in Paris, and succeeded in the most French of fields, the exalting of women [résumé de la jaquette]
Evelyne Axell : la vénus aux plastiques by Françoise Levie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La Vénus aux Plastiques ! C'est par ce titre qu'Evelyne Axell (1935-1972) se décrit, non sans une certaine pointe d'humour ! Il est vrai que cette artiste belge, appartenant au movement Pop Art, abandonne très vite la peinture à l'huile pour les matériaux de son époque : plexiglas, perspex opalin, émail pour voiture, fourrure synthétique...Elle fut une des rares élèves de Magritte. Une femme dont la vie, la beauté et la création furent inextricablement liées. Féministe, provocatrice, profondément libre. Sa mort brutale en 1972 interrompt une carrière brève mais intense de 7 ans. Aujourd'hui, elle est reconnue comme l'égale de Andy Warhol. Le film retrace sa vie de comédienne puis de peintre à l'aide d'archives rares tout en s'appuyant sur les témoignages de ceux qui la connurent, dont son mari, le cinéaste, Jean Antoine, et l'écrivain Marcel Moreau." (Source : jaquette)
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Alternative Names
Françoise Levie Belgian film director

Françoise Levie Belgisch filmregisseuse

Françoise Levie belgische Filmproduzentin, -regisseurin und -autorin

Françoise Levie directora de cine belga

Levie, Françoise