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Levinson, Nick

Overview
Works: 178 works in 291 publications in 3 languages and 927 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  History  Filmed plays  Internet videos  Educational television programs  Exhibition catalogs  Drama  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Producer, Performer
Classifications: NA1053.J4, 709.04052
Publication Timeline
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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 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Period interpretation of selected scenes from Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus
The Impressionist surface : perceptions in paint( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Paul Smith reviews influential theories of Impressionism. Clement Greenberg's Modernist criticism argued that Impressionism was a critical stage in the movement toward flatness and abstraction. In contrast T.J. Clark saw flatness in Impressionism as carrying meaning about the nature of modern life and as signifying modernity itself. Paul Smith rejects both explanations as over-simplified. Flatness, the use of individual brush strokes, was a way of rendering 'sensations'. Pissarro and Monet used scientific color theories to achieve greater impact and immediacy in their work. Cezanne's work also showed that the world depicted depended on the surface depicting it. His work testifies to a struggle to hold colors and surface in balance. Degas' depiction of realistic social and sexual life depends on the artificial or factitious technique of representing it. These artists wanted to convey the sensations provoked by nature, not just a notion of 'flatness'
Meaning in abstract art( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The development of abstract art has been one of the most significant developments of the modern art movement. Yet, even after a century of abstraction, many people still find it difficult to make sense of works of art that don't depict recognisable objects. In this program we investigate different types of abstract art and discuss how meanings have been attached to these works and the problems this has created."--Container
Le Corbusier : Villa Savoye by Open University( Visual )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 48 WorldCat member 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
Le Corbusier : Villa la Roche by Le Corbusier( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member 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
Three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Visual )

3 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member 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
Women in allegory : gender and sculpture in two cultures( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member 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
The colonial encounter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program presents archival photos, film clips, and posters from the 1900 World's Fair with commentary from art historians to understand Western prejudices concerning the culture of colonized countries
Rodin( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne Wagner looks at Rodin and his sculptures, in particular, Thinker and Balzac. Rodin was exposed to public criticism as he was a sculptor making public works. Wagner discusses the controversies that surrounded his work and also looks at his treatment of the body both male and female
The wild duck by Henrik Ibsen( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member 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 Colonial encounter( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the exhibits of the French colonies at the Paris Exhibition of 1900 and at museum exhibitions representing and categorizing the cultures of Ex-French colonies in Africa; discusses the impact of colonial art on French culture
Picasso's Guernica by Francis Frascina( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member 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
Eric Mendelsohn : the Einstein tower by Open University( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Einstein Tower was conceived in the trenches of WW I, and created from a series of scetches that Eric Mendelsohn drew at that time
Manet : the heroism of modern life( Visual )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the concerns of modern art as exemplified by Manet's painting "Bar at the Folies-Bergère."
Berthe Morisot : Kathleen Adler interviewed by Briony Fer( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and Catalan and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kathleen Adler compares the portrayal of women by Berthe Morisot and her male contemporaries
Greenberg on Jackson Pollack : an interview by T.J. Clark in 1981( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In conversation with art historian T.J. Clark, Clement Greenberg, art critic, speaks of his first meeting with the painter Jackson Pollock. He discusses Pollock's early work - success and failures - his methods as a painter and his last years
Hans Scharoun by Open University( Visual )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a look at three houses German architect Hans Scharoun built during the 1930's
Beaubourg( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Can on control art which criticizes t̀he system' by absorbing it into the system, and elevating it to the status of the official avant-garde?"--Container
Musée d'Orsay = Museum of Orsay( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the world's most extensive collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, including the masterworks of Monet, Degas, Gauguin, Renoir, Whistler, and others. Features 11,000 images detailing 2,100 of the Orsay's greatest works
Klee and the Munich revolution( Visual )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections of Klee's art depicting the revolution
 
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