Most widely held works by Nick Levinson
Scenes from Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Period interpretation of selected scenes from Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus.
Meaning in abstract art ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Using Carl Andre's works as a springboard, this program suggests approaches to finding the meaning in abstract art while examining the historical forces that propelled a century of artistic modernism.
Paris, spectacle of modernity ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Three art historians discuss different aspects of nineteenth- century French art and urbanism.
Three sisters ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Excerpts from act one and act three of Anton Chekhov's play about three well-educated, cultured sisters as they struggle to eke out their dull existence in a small garrison town, forever hoping for a better future. The characters are gems of Chekhovian boredom, longing, and listlessness, beautifully exemplifying Russian middle-class pretension and despair.
The Colonial encounter ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Looks at the exhibits of the French colonies of the Paris Exhibition of 1900, and the impact of colonial art on French culture.
Women in allegory gender and sculpture in two cultures ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
This program deconstructs the politically charged monuments from post-Revolutionary Paris and the ornamental temple sculptures from 11th-century Khajuraho while contrasting the allegorical meanings ascribed by Western and Eastern cultures. The societal perception of women as reflected by the art traditions of 19th-century France and of central India during the Chandela period is also examined.
Le Corbusier Villa Savoye ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Presents a detailed study of Villa Savoye, designed by Le Corbusier. Discusses many ideas and themes used by the architect in his work.
The wild duck ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Excerpts from act four and act five of Henrik Ibsen's play about a middle class family whose illusions of happiness and comfort are shattered by the arrival of a self-proclaimed truthteller.
The Universal International Exhibition, Paris 1900 ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Explores this historical event and the exaggerations and confusions of ideas which constitute the architectural scene at the turn of the century.
Rodin ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Examines the response to Rodin's sculptures during his life by both the critics and the public.
Le Corbusier Villa la Roche ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Le Corbusier believed that modern life should dictate architectural schema, and his designs freely lifted the superficial forms of industrial products and structures. Tim Benton leads an insightful tour of the Villa La Roche in Paris, explaining the history and motives behind this groundbreaking house and gallery designed for the Swiss banker and art collector, Raoul La Roche. Comparing the building now to photographs taken in the 1920s, Benton shows the relationship of the house to Purist painting, the evolution of its design, and its innovative exploration of the structural possibilities of reinforced concrete.
Manet ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Explores the concerns of modern art as exemplified by Manet's painting "Bar at the Folies-Bergère".
The Impressionist surface ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Paul Smith discusses Clement Greenberg and T.J. Clark's explanations on the notion of 'flatness' in Impressionism. Paul argues that 'flatness', the use of individual brush strokes, was a way in which the Impressionists rendered "sensations". Paul looks at several famous Impressionists and their use of color.
Le Corbusier Villa la Roche by Le Corbusier ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Examines the history of Villa La Roche in Paris. Taking a detailed look at the finished house and comparing its present state with photographs taken in the 1920s, the program examines how the particular architectural forms came about.
Art a question of style ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 23 libraries worldwide
This program seeks to answer questions about artists' choice of style by contrasting Neoclassicism and Romanticism through the works of Jacques-Louis David and Caspar David Friedrich. An interview with renowned art historian Thomas Crow is included.
Art and the left ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Artists discuss the impact of different aspects of the 60's (for example, the Vietnam War, the women's movement, and the rise of pop art) on their development.
Eric Mendelsohn the Einstein tower ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
The Einstein Tower was conceived in the trenches of WWI, and created from a series of sketches that Eric Mendelsohn drew at the time.
Picasso's Guernica ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Francis Frascina discusses one of Picasso's best known works, Guernica (1936). How and why did Picasso paint this vast work representing the destruction of the town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War? How was Picasso to tackle a major political and propogandist work for international exhibition? As a work of art and political statement, was Guernica successful and what does it signify today? Suggested audience: senior secondary, general.
Berthe Morisot Kathleen Adler interviewed by Briony Fer ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Briony Fer interviews Kathleen Adler, author of a book on Berthe Morisot. Adler talks about the social conditions at the time of Morisot and the restrictions that Morisot suffered by being a woman. Adler discusses Morisot's special interest in the suburban world and looks in depth at Morisot's, 'View of Paris from the Trocadero'.
Art in Australia postmodernism and cultural identity ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
This programme considers the complex relations of western art traditions to Aboriginal art, viewed from the perspective of a postmodernist situation.
Andre, Carl,--1935- Architecture Architecture, Domestic Architecture, Modern Art Art Art, Abstract Art, Colonial Art, French Art, Modern Art and society Art appreciation Art criticism Arts, American Biography Boredom City planning Colonies Criticism, interpretation, etc. Designs and plans Doctor Faustus (Marlowe, Christopher) Documentary films Documentary television programs Drama English drama--Early modern and Elizabethan Exhibition catalogs Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 Feature films Film adaptations France France--Paris France--Poissy Germany Historical films History Impressionism (Art) Le Corbusier,--1887-1965 Modernism (Art) Painters Painting, French Picasso, Pablo,--1881-1973 Prostitutes Public sculpture--Public opinion Sculpture, French Sculpture, Indic Sisters United States Video recordings Villa Savoye (Poissy, France) Women