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Levinson, Nick

Overview
Works: 164 works in 331 publications in 3 languages and 990 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  Children's films  Internet videos  Educational television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Biographical television programs  Cultural television programs  Instructional films 
Roles: Author, Producer, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 700
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 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 78 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 by Paul Wood( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 72 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
The colonial encounter( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 60 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
Le Corbusier : Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier( Visual )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The video looks at Villa Savoye, a house designed by Le Corbusier, and at how his ideas about architecture are expressed in its design
Le Corbusier : Villa la Roche by Le Corbusier( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 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
Paris, spectacle of modernity( Visual )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three art historians discuss different aspects of nineteenth- century French art and urbanism
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
Charles Rennie MacKintosh : Hill House by Open University( Visual )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a detailed study of Hill House designed by C.R. MacKintosh in Helensburgh, England in 1902
Rodin by Jacques Doillon( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the response to Rodin's sculptures during his life by both the critics and the public
The Universal International Exhibition, Paris 1900 by Open University( Visual )

6 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores this historical event and the exaggerations and confusions of ideas which constitute the architectural scene at the turn of the century
Art by Joseph Beuys( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member 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
Picasso's Guernica by Francis Frascina( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 19 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
Manet : the heroism of modern life by Édouard Manet( Visual )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Catalan and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the concerns of modern art as exemplified by Manet's painting "Bar at the Folies-Bergère."
Art and the left( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member 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
Art in Australia : postmodernism and cultural identity( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This programme considers the complex relations of western art traditions to Aboriginal art, viewed from the perspective of a postmodernist situation
Eric Mendelsohn : the Einstein tower by Open University( Visual )

2 editions published between 1974 and 1993 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Einstein Tower in Postdam is a key Expressionist building. Dennis Sharp analyzes Mendelsohn's passion for music and his interest in Einstein's revolutionary ideas, as being the main inspiration for the architectural concepts of this construction
Greenberg on Jackson Pollack : an interview by T.J. Clark in 1981 by Rachel Clark( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 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
Berthe Morisot : Kathleen Adler interviewed by Briony Fer( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and Catalan and held by 13 WorldCat member 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'
Women and allegory gender and sculpture in two cultures( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
 
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Languages
English (105)

Catalan (3)

Spanish (2)