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Greenaway, Peter

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Most widely held works by Peter Greenaway
The pillow book by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

123 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a young girl, Nagiko became her father's canvas each year on her birthday, as he'd paint on her face and neck the creation myth in elaborate, elegant calligraphy. As a young woman, she finds pleasure in continuing the practice with a succession of lovers, particularly a bisexual translator who becomes a pawn in an escalating game of revenge on the publisher who once exploited her beloved father's work
The draughtsman's contract by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

84 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member 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 cook, the thief, his wife & her lover by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

95 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 680 WorldCat member 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
Nightwatching by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

54 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 559 WorldCat member 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
Prospero's books by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

88 editions published between 1191 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted from The Tempest by Shakespeare, 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 belly of an architect by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

65 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member 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
Prospero's books : a film of Shakespeare's The tempest by Peter Greenaway( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and German and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drowning by numbers by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

76 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three generations of women, all with the same name, rid themselves of their unwanted husbands one by one and each in the same way: they drown them. The local coroner agrees to declare each of the deaths accidental in return for sexual favors. But when things don't go exactly as planned, he devises a final game that could result in the undoing of them all
Dante, the Inferno by Dante Alighieri( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member 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
Flying out of this world by Peter Greenaway( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Zed & two noughts by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

56 editions published between 1980 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member 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
Lumière et compagnie = Lumière & company by Sarah Moon( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and French and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour célébrer les cent ans du cinéma, on a demandé à 40 réalisateurs et réalisatrices reconnus mondialement de se servir de la caméra originale des frères Lumière et de réaliser un film d'une durée de 52 secondes
A zed & two noughts by Peter Greenaway( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nyman/Greenaway revisited by Michael Nyman( )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Undetermined and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing on water by David Lang( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Greenaway film music by Michael Nyman( )

4 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Greenaway : architecture and allegory by Bridget Elliott( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Greenaway Architecture and Allegory / Bridget Elliott and Anthony Purdy. A painter by training, Peter Greenaway is undoubtedly one of the most interesting and controversial of contemporary British film-makers. He is also a much sought-after curator of exhibitions and installations. Greenaway's fascination for architecture is well known and this monograph emphasises his use of architecture as a structuring device as well as a metaphor and vehicle for the exploration of artistic practice in general. Looking at all his best known movies - The Draughtsman's Contract, A Zed and Two Noughts, The Belly of an Architect, Drowning by Numbers, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, Prospero's Books, The Baby of Mâcon and The Pillow Book - the study discusses both curatorial work and films in relation to current debates in architecture, art history and cultural theory. Lavishly illustrated with his own art work and numerous stunning film stills, this is a highly visual as well as critical examination of the many issues surrounding Greenaway's idiosyncratic work."--Publisher
The belly of an architect by Peter Greenaway( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eisenstein in Guanajuato by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freshly rejected by Hollywood and under increasing pressure to return to Stalinist Russia, Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to Mexico to shoot a new film about the ties between sex and death
8 1/2 women by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

36 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and German and held by 207 WorldCat member 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Flying out of this world
NightwatchingThe belly of an architectFlying out of this worldLumière et compagnie = Lumière & companyA zed & two noughtsPeter Greenaway : architecture and allegoryThe belly of an architect8 1/2 women
Alternative Names
Greenaway P. 1942-

Greenaway, Peter 1942-

Greenway, Peter 1942-

Grīnevejs, P. (Pīters), 1942-

Grīnevejs, Pīters, 1942-

Peter Greenaway

Peter Greenaway britischer Filmregisseur, Experimentalkünstler und Drehbuchautor

Peter Greenaway British film director

Peter Greenaway Brits filmmaker en kunstenaar

Peter Greenaway brittisk filmregissör, författare och konstnär

Peter Greenaway brytyjski reżyser filmowy

Peter Greenaway director de cine galés

Peter Greenaway director de cinema britànic

Peter Greenaway director de cinema británico

Peter Greenaway pemeran laki-laki asal Britania Raya

Peter Greenaway réalisateur britannique

Peter Greenaway regista britannico

Peter Greenaway regizor de film britanic

Peter Greenaway regjisor britanik

Πίτερ Γκρίναγουεϊ

Гринауэй П. 1942-

Гриневей П. 1942-

Гринуэй П. Д. 1942-

Гринуэй, Питер

Гринуэй, Питер, 1942-

Гринуэй, Питер британский художник, режиссёр, писатель, либреттист, интеллектуал, мыслитель, куратор многочисленных выставок

Питер Гринуэй британский художник, режиссёр, писатель, либреттист, интеллектуал, мыслитель, куратор многочисленных выставок

Питър Грийнауей

Пітер Гріневей

Пітер Гріневей британський кінорежисер, письменник, сценарист і художник

Пітэр Грынуэй

Пітэр Грынэўэй

פיטר גרינוויי

פיטר גרינוויי סופר בריטי

بيتر جريناواي

بيتر جريناواي مخرج أفلام بريطاني

پیتر گرینوی

그리너웨이, 피터 1942-

피터 그리너웨이

グリーナウェイ, ピーター