Most widely held works about Peter Greenaway
Most widely held works by Peter Greenaway
The draughtsman's contract ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 558 libraries worldwide
Mr. Neville, a young draughtsman, is persuaded to accept a very strange commission: 12 drawings of a country estate in exchange for money and sexual favours. This simple arrangement soon spirals out of control and Mr. Neville finds himself as the prime suspect in a bizarre murder mystery.
The pillow book ( Visual )
51 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 527 libraries worldwide
A modern-day Japanese woman's life experiences are inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a female courtier who lived during the Heian Dynasty in 10th century Japan and her father's relationship with his publisher.
Dante, the Inferno ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 517 libraries worldwide
Radical, new visual techniques are used to bring the first eight cantos of Dante's Inferno to the screen. The film illustrates and complements Dante's text, re-creating a 600 year-old work as a late twentieth century post-modern masterpiece. Eminent scholars in visual sidebars interpret Dante's metaphors and symbolism.
Prospero's books ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 511 libraries worldwide
Prospero's books envisions a magical realm of exquisite beauty, where the innocence of love and dreams of revenge collide to create a tempest.
The cook, the thief, his wife & her lover ( Visual )
48 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 461 libraries worldwide
A modern fable and political satire on the Thatcher years in Britain set at Le Hollandais, a gourmet restaurant. The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant, all observed by the cook. This nightly display of opulence, decadence and gluttony leads to murder, torture and revenge.
Prospero's books : a film of Shakespeare's The tempest by Peter Greenaway ( Book )
7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 394 libraries worldwide
Nightwatching ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 387 libraries worldwide
In the year 1642, Rembrandt reluctantly agrees to paint the Amsterdam Musketeer Militia in a group portrait that will later come to be known as the Nightwatch and stumbles upon a treacherous murder plot.
Flying out of this world by Peter Greenaway ( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 373 libraries worldwide
Peter Greenaway : interviews by Peter Greenaway ( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
A zed & two noughts by Peter Greenaway ( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Lumière et compagnie Lumière & company ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
To commemorate the Centennial of the Lumière Brothers' first motion picture, leading international filmmakers created their own one minute Lumière Film, using the restored original camera.
Peter Greenaway : architecture and allegory by Bridget Elliott ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
Peter Greenaway : artworks, 63-98 by Peter Greenaway ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
The belly of an architect ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
Stourley Kracklite, a burly middle-aged American architect, is in Rome to organize a large-scale exhibition of the work of Etienne-Louis Boullee (1728-1799), a visionary French architect. His wife Louisa is along, and a little bored with his cerebral fixations. Surrounded by Roman art and architecture--whose perfect scaling and Classicist surfaces he has always admired--Kracklite is overcome by narcissistic jealousy. Amidst the graceful clean domes, virile statues, and sturdily parallel columns of Roman monuments, Kracklite suspects Louisa of trying to poison him as his prodigious gut begins giving him searing pains. Anxious and paranoid, he's undone by his fear that despite his internal inspirations, an architect is a speck of a thing compared to what he builds--huge, material spectacles that far outlive their progenitors.
The belly of an architect by Peter Greenaway ( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 207 libraries worldwide
A Zed & two noughts ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Oliver Deuce, a successful doctor, is shattered when his wife is killed in a freak car accident involving the car being driven by Alba Bewick colliding with a very large rare bird. His twin brother Oswald is researching how carcasses decay at the local zoo. Alba survives the accident although she loses one leg, and her sinister physician eventually removes the other because it looked so sad all alone. Oswald and Oliver become involved with Alba, and uncover dubious trafficking in zoo property. But ultimately, their only goal is to try and understand their mortal condition.
Drowning by numbers ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 186 libraries worldwide
Three women who have the same name methodically rid themselves of unwanted husbands.
Writing to Vermeer by Louis Andriessen ( Recording )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 175 libraries worldwide
8 1/2 women ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 173 libraries worldwide
After seeing Federico Fellini's 8 1/2, a father and son are inspired to turn their Swiss mansion into a chateau of sexual pleasure. But soon their wild sexual fantasies begin to unravel, and the two men discover that when fantasy becomes reality, the balance of power can shift.
Drowning by numbers by Peter Greenaway ( Book )
18 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 172 libraries worldwide
Absurd, zwart en komisch sprookje.
Adultery Allegory Architecture Art Art, Modern Art--Philosophy Calligraphy, Japanese Composers Conspiracy Contracts Criticism, interpretation, etc. Dante Alighieri,--1265-1321 Deception Detective and mystery films Drama England Erotic films Erotic films Exhibition catalogs Experimental films Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film adaptations Flight Great Britain Greenaway, Peter Hell Historical films History Inferno (Dante Alighieri) Interviews Japan Man-woman relationships Monk, Meredith Motion picture plays Motion picture producers and directors Motion pictures Murder Netherlands--Amsterdam Night watch (Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn) Operas Painting Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn,--1606-1669 Revenge Short films United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Women--Social conditions
falsche Schreibweise Greenway, Peter 1942-
Peter Greenaway lived1942
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