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McPherson, Ben

Overview
Works: 18 works in 31 publications in 6 languages and 1,356 library holdings
Genres: History  Illustrations  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author
Classifications: N5300, 709
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ben McPherson
How art made the world by Nigel Jonathan Spivey( Visual )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reveals how the first big artistic discoveries were made and how they have cascaded down the centuries to define the look of the present day. Encompassing everything from cave paints to ceramics and pyramids to palaces, this film explores the global trend for unrealistic depictions of the human body; the secret powers of the feature film; how politicians manage to manipulate people so easily; visions of the afterlife; and why we use imagery at all
Violence and beauty Botticelli's drawings for the Divine comedy ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Translator Mark Musa, art historians, clergy, and other experts guide viewers through Botticelli's exquisite portrayal of Dante's Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso, images that have had a lasting impact on the collective imagination of Western civilization."--Container
Empire of the nude ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Though today the Victorian era is considered extremely prudish, the artists of that period created a tradition of the nude in British art. See how it came about, with examples by such noted artists as William Etty, Lord Leighton and more
Botticelli's drawings for the Divine comedy ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2011 in German and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Botticelli was one of the most coveted and talented artists of the Florentine Renaissance. On behalf of the powerful Medici family, he created a series of outstanding famous illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy. Free and unconventional in his imagery, Botticelli reveals the entire extent of his genius in his interpretation of the fantastic journey through hell, purgatory, and paradise. In 2000, for the first time, all 92 sheets of the cycle were exhibited. As a result, the filmmaker, McPherson, decided to turn this epochal masterpiece into the subject of a portrait. Together with experts, he leads us into the fascinating world of Botticelli, its beauty, as well as it abominable aspects"--Container
To death and back ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Today in the twenty-first century people see fewer real dead bodies than at any time in history. Yet in the modern world we seem almost obsessed with images of death. In an investigation encompassing ancient Jericho, Aztec America, and classical Italy, this episode of the series discovers what it is that has compelled human beings to surround themselves with images of death for thousands of years
Botticelli : il pittore della grazia ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sandro Filipepi, detto il Botticelli, nacque a Firenze nel 1445 e fu uno dei più grandi maestri del Rinascimento. La sua formazione avvenne nella bottega di Filippo Lippi e nel 1467 divenne allievo del Verrocchio. Dai due maestri ereditò da un lato i delicati colori e le linee dolci, dall'altro la plasticità delle figure. I suoi mecenati più importanti furono i Medici, la potente famiglia che governava Firenze, per i quali iniziò a lavorare dal 1475 realizzando le sue due opere più famose, La nascita di Venere e La Primavera. La sua fama varcò i confini della città quando nel 1481 venne chiamato a Roma da Papa Sisto IV per collaborare alla decorazione della Cappella Sistina. Il DVD contiene due sezioni: la prima offre un quadro della vita e delle opere immortali del pittore della grazia e della bellezza, la cui evoluzione artistica, così legata alla situazione politica e religiosa fiorentina, segnò il passaggio drammatico dal periodo aureo dell'Umanesimo alle inquietudini del nuovo secolo. La seconda sezione presenta per la prima volta l'eccezionale serie dei meravigliosi disegni realizzati dal maestro tra il 1480 e il 1495 per illustrare la Divina Commedia, scritta 200 anni prima da Dante Alighieri. Gli splendidi disegni di Botticelli raccontano il fantastico viaggio di Dante nell'aldilà con estrema maestria, come sequenze di un film scritto oltre cinquecento anni fa
Somewhere by Pet Shop Boys( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Live concert recording featuring the Pet Shop Boys
How art made the world ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Embark on a thrilling journey through time and five continents to the heart of creativity. Fusing social history, politics, science, nature, archaeology and religion, this international landmark series unravels a universal mystery - why the world around us looks like it does. Modern-day mysteries are answered by journeying back to the beginning of civilisation via some of the most amazing man-made creations in the world. A strong narrative thread drives through each film as exciting scientific demonstrations reveal how our minds, and those of our ancient ancestors, relate to art. Beautiful, surprising, compelling and above all, relevant, with a visual ambition worthy of its epic subject-matter, this awe-inspiring adventure will appeal not only to art lovers, but to anyone who has ever wondered about humanity's place in the world."--Container
Shepperton Babylon ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Matthew Sweet's history of early British cinema covering the period from the 1920s to the beginning of World War 2. The film deals with the transition from silent films to 'talkies', the so-called matinée idols and the excessive media interest in them
Le monde en images ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Botticelli visions of violence and beauty by Ben McPherson( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentaire. Over de Florentijnse kunstenaar Sandro Botticelli
To death and back ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Today in the twenty-first century people see fewer real dead bodies than at any time in history. Yet in the modern world we seem almost obsessed with images of death. In an investigation encompassing ancient Jericho, Aztec America, and classical Italy, this episode of the series discovers what it is that has compelled human beings to surround themselves with images of death for thousands of years
Het Victoriaanse naakt ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Hoewel de Victoriaanse tijd synoniem is geworden met preutse burgerlijkheid, was de werkelijkheid een stuk erotischer
La atracción del más allá To death and back ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Cada día somos bombardeados con millones de imágenes que nos afectan de infinitos modos. Pero, de todas ellas, hay una que posee un poder único y fascinante, porque aunque nos aterra, también nos reconforta. Es la imagen de la muerte. Ésta es la historia de cómo la mente humana siempre se ha sentido cautivada por el más allá y cómo esa atracción ha hecho que el hombre realizara algunas de las creaciones más impactantes del mundo
How art made the world : how humans made art and art made us human ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
How art made the world ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
How art made the world Yi shu ru he chuang zao shi jie ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Reveals how the first big artistic discoveries were made and how they have cascaded down the centuries to define the look of the present day. Encompassing everything from cave paints to ceramics and pyramids to palaces, this film explores the global trend for unrealistic depictions of the human body; the secret powers of the feature film; how politicians manage to manipulate people so easily; visions of the afterlife; and why we use imagery at all
Empire of the nude ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the history of British art during the Victorian age. Contrary to popular opinion, the Victorians were not prudes; artists embraced the human body - although some paintings did cause controversy
 
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