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Levinson, Nick

Overview
Works: 159 works in 271 publications in 3 languages and 906 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Internet videos  Educational television programs  History  Drama  Exhibition catalogs  Film adaptations  Designs and plans 
Roles: Producer, Author, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 720.924
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 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 107 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'
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
Three sisters( Visual )

4 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 50 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
Le Corbusier Villa Savoye( Visual )

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

Examines the Villa Savoye built at Poissy near Paris from 1929-31 and relates it to ideas expressed in Le Corbusier's writings of the 1920s
Le Corbusier Villa la Roche by Le Corbusier( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 47 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
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 wild duck( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 33 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
Rodin( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 30 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
Picasso's Guernica( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic content 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
Manet( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Catalan and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the possible meanings of two paintings by Edouard Manet: Olympia, 1863 and Bar at the Folies Bergere 1881-2 and argues that both paintings represent aspects of contemporary prostitution
Berthe Morisot Kathleen Adler interviewed by Briony Fer( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and Catalan and held by 16 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'
Eric Mendelsohn the Einstein tower( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member 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
Hans Scharoun( Visual )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an anlysis of Hans Scharoun's Scharf and Mohrmann houses which are in turn compared to Scharoun's earlier work. Also gives an assessment of the elements of continuity in the development of Scharoun's style
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
Bathers by Cézanne and Renoir modernism and the nude( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shot in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Tamar Garb looks at the paintings of nude bathers that Cézanne and Renoir painted in the 1870's. Garb adopts a feminist angle in trying to understand how the nude is still an important subject matter in the Modern period. She discusses the approaches of Renoir and Cézanne to the nude and how they vary greatly
Beaubourg( Visual )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 10 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( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in France, Tim Benton takes a look at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, which houses modern art from Daumier and Millet to the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. Tim also looks at the museum's hanging policy and shows that there are specific historical and art historical reasons behind the way pictures are hung in the museum
Picasso's collages 1912-1913 the problem of interpretation( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examination of Picasso's collages of 1912-1913 and the influences which caused him to create them
Hardwick Hall power and architecture( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hardwick Hall's architecture is both innovative and yet typical of the Elizabethan period. The video discusses factors influencing its design as well as the personality of its owner-builder, Elizabeth, Countess of Hardwick and its brilliant architect, Robert Smythson
 
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