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Anthony Roland Collection of Film on Art

Overview
Works: 890 works in 1,415 publications in 1 language and 8,678 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Catalogs  Video catalogs  Film catalogs  Biography  History  Nonfiction films  Short films 
Roles: Distributor, fds
Classifications: N369.R64, 700
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Most widely held works about Anthony Roland Collection of Film on Art
 
Most widely held works by Anthony Roland Collection of Film on Art
Processing the signal( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary made in America in 1988 and 1989 that brings together some of the most innovatory artists of program art - Bill Viola, Nam June Paik, Kit Fitzgerald, Paul Garrin, John Sanborn, Marie Perillo and Zbigniew Rybczynski among others. Covering program installations, 'satellite art,' program performance and the penetration of program art into conventional television, Processing the Signal is a discussion about these artists' ideas and opinions
The Bauhaus : its impact on the world of design by Detten Schleiermacher( Visual )

6 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything we think of as modern in style originated in this extraordinary school of design, where painters, architects, craftsmen and engineers first joined together to humanise the products of machines
Equivoque 1900( Visual )

4 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The influence of the Art Nouveau, or New Style, was profoundly felt throughout the art, architecture and design of its day. It contradicted everything that had gone before: during the second half of the nineteenth-century, the gap between artist and manufacturer, between custom designer and mass-producer, had grown ever wider. The moving spirits of Art Nouveau attempted to reverse this trend, and soon scarcely a single household object remained untouched by the New Style, while ideas of typography, illustration and graphic design underwent a revolution. The impact on painting and sculpture was less immediate, but it did provide architecture with a new way forward. The film indicates the widespread expression of Art Nouveau ideas, showing among many examples the furniture of Van de Velde, the ironwork of Guimard's famous Paris Métro stations, the houses of Auguste Perret, the posters of Mucha and the painting of the Symbolists
Writers talk : Joyce Carol Oates with Hermione Lee by Joyce Carol Oates( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics discussed in the interview: --Style and rhythm in writing. --Distinction between body and soul. --Craving fame Feminist movement in American fiction. --Conflict as the basis for art. --Destiny
Writers talk : Quentin Blake with Heather Neill by Quentin Blake( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics discussed in the interview: --Working with collaborators. --Comparisons between illustrating and writing. --Choosing rhyme or prose. --Humor in illustration. --Drawing monsters without being frightening. --Dressing a character
Margaret Atwood by Margaret Atwood( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian writer Margaret Atwood talks to Hermione Lee about her work
Writers talk : John Updike with Claire Tomalin by John Updike( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics discussed in the interview: --Personal and domestic themes. --Updike as chronicler of the New World. --Writing about sex ; small-town life as the site of drama God
Salvador Dali : his life through his paintings( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bizarre and powerful images in the work of Salvador Dali have often been used as the definition of Surrealism, the artistic movement that was born in France in the late 1920s. Such paintings as The Persistence of Memory with its soft watches and The Sacrament of the Last Supper became widely known as part of the definitive record of twentieth-century art. Salvador Dali introduces us to the magical world of Surrealism, exploring his paintings and explaining the thoughts and experiences that inspired them
Pre-Columbian Art in Mexico : from the Roland Collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this film Octavio Paz speaks of his childhood in Mixoac, once an independent town, now a suburb of Mexico City, from whence he made visits to an Aztec shrine nearby. For him the site was 'a kind of doorway that led to another part of Mexican tradition that I didn't know and could only guess at ... mine, yet also distant from me.' We are taken to Aztec locations such as that of the Coatlicue colossal figure found in Mexico City. Paz introduces us to the complex cosmology of the Aztecs, their notions of time and space, and their symbols, such as the zigzag serpent motif, representing the duality of the life force - rise and fall, growth and death. Also featuring prominently in this film are the great pyramids of Tenayuca, Chichén-Itzá, Teotihuacán and Tajín. We learn that the Mesoamerican religions all share the notion that the gods have sacrificed themselves to create the world, and that human beings must worship so as to keep the gods alive. For these peoples there was no merely aesthetic pleasure, no pure abstraction, no art for art's sake. All the forms in their art and architecture have symbolic meaning
Buildings and Beliefs : from the Roland Collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exploration of a typical parish church - All Saints, York, England - shows how much can be learned about the social and religious beliefs of those who built it and extended it over the centuries. The starting point is the structure itself. The surviving fabric can tell us a great deal about the sequence of construction; a model is used to show the development and enlargement of the building and its division into different parts. All Saints was situated in the industrial part of the city - evidence of various trades and industries can be seen in the symbols on coffin lids. Further evidence comes from written records such as fourteenth-century wills, which contain a wealth of information about funeral arrangements and bequests for improvements to the church - these indicate the increasing prosperity of the local merchants and tradesmen. New glass windows were inserted, and the aisles were divided and widened to put in more side chapels so that masses could be said for the departed who had left money for the purpose. At one time there were five separate altars. Merchants also gave money for the establishment of a hospice for the poor and sick. Altogether the fabric of the building, together with its records, is a rich source of historical information. This program is particularly suitable for teacher training. Director: John Murray, Writer: Richard Morris, and Narrator: Roberta Gilchrist
The origins of art in France( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together an unprecedented range of artefacts - jewels, animals in stone, carved figures and heads, abstract decorations on standing stones and primitive architecture - this film presents Celtic art in the context of Gallic civilization as a whole. The poetic and penetrating narrative by Max-Pol Fouchet stresses the art's supernatural roots in Druidic cults of gods, goddesses and heroes. For the Celts, we are told, 'the spirit and the head are inseparable,' and 'eternity is in the gaze.' Theirs is 'a religion of spiritual intensity,' of 'transcendence,' concerned with forces beyond human control. Fouchet hints at how the reduction of artistic forms to their expressive essentials relates to Scandinavian art of the period, to the distant oriental connections of the Celtic peoples, and indeed to modern Cubism and Abstraction. In Gallic art, we learn, abstraction and representation co-exist and merge. Fouchet's narration accompanies mesmeric sequences of intricate metalwork, ornaments, charms, 'souvenirs,' helmets (symbols of the French 'Gauloise' cigarette), and shots of desolate fortresses, tombs, and above all gazing, timeless heads. We learn how Gallic culture developed against the backdrop of a yet more ancient prehistory, recorded in cromlechs and stone circles that the sculptor Rodin came to consider 'the predecessors to the great Gothic cathedrals.' We learn too how, with the coming of the Romans, Romano-Gallic art extended to the building of bridges, aqueducts and ornamented, columned façades. It is thus out of an extremely rich brew of cultures that French art evolves
The Romanesque in Austria : from the Roland Collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program takes us on a journey back to the time of the Babenbergs, who, as rulers of what was then Ostmark, were the real founders of Austria. The Romanesque covers the period 1000 to 1250. This program not only shows world-famous Romanesque buildings in Austria such as the mighty churches of Gurk and Seckau, the renowned cloister of Millstatt, or the Romanesque chapter house and dormitory at Zwettl Monastery, it also takes us to less well-known places, like St John's Church in Pürgg in the province of Styria, and the tiny church of St Nikolaus near Matrei in East Tyrol. Director: Kuri Junek
Maya Terracotta Figurines : from the Roland Collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mayas were founders of the most brilliant of the pre-Columbian civilizations. When their tombs on Jaina Island, off the north-west coast of Yucatán, were opened, they yielded many very fine, lively terracotta figurines, most of them in the forms of whistles and bells, representing nearly every strand of Mayan society - priests, chiefs on their thrones, warriors, ball-players, dancers, musicians, and craftsmen. Mostly produced in what is now Honduras, these figurines, with their dress, attitudes and expressions so carefully observed, are not only a record of Mayan society, but are invaluable for their artistic qualities too. This is a film without narration
Royal rococo( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the Rococo style, characterized by small curves, counter-curves, prettiness and gaiety, as exemplified in Schloss Brühl, an old water castle remodeled in 1725 by the prince-archbishop of Cologne, Germany. Taste at this time was dominated by the French, so an architect and a landscape gardener from France were brought in to 'Frenchify' the Schloss; the interior was adorned with shell-work and scroll-work, the walls and ceilings covered with paintings. Every detail inside and out was brought into exquisite harmony. The film is accompanied by the music of Handel and others. There is no narration
Fauvism( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1890 Matisse, who was to be the chef d'école of the Fauvist movement, had moved to Paris, where he shared a studio with Marquet (another of the future Fauves) right next to the River Seine. After a conventional beginning at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Matisse studied at the studio of the painter Gustave Moreau, who preferred to develop imagination in his students rather than academic imitation. As early as 1896 Matisse was preoccupied with colour, and trips to the Mediterranean, the 'land of light, ' encouraged him to persevere in this direction. Cézanne was another important influence, but other painters including Derain and Vlaminck were coming to share Matisse's attraction to light and colour. In 1904, Matisse encountered Pointillist painters, including Paul Signac, at St Tropez, and he employed the technique for a few months. In 1905 he discovered the work of Gauguin; and Fauvism was born during the Salon d'Automne exhibition where the works of Matisse, Marquet, Derain and Vlaminck were shown, and a wry critic named them fauves, or 'wild beasts.' The Fauvist artists did not form a homogeneous school, but they all tended to use the energetic power of light and colour. If power and energy are indeed at the center of their works, then in some sense the Italian Futurists may be said to have taken over from them in expressing movement, power and exhilaration, as can be seen from the paintings of Carrà, Balla, Boccioni, Severini and Russolo, which are introduced toward the end of this film. It also features works by Moreau, Maillol, Dufy and others
Realms of the fantastic( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short film about modern fantastic art is not meant to be a didactic or a comprehensive survey. It shows pictures by Arnold Böcklin, Max Klinger, James Ensor, Max Beckmann, Paul Klee, Salvador Dali, Francis Bacon, Paul Delvaux, Yves Tanguy, René Magritte, Konrad Klapheck, and others, and these are set against very personal revelations or fantastic lyrics by the artists themselves. This text collage is preceded by provocative statements about the relationship between art and reality ('Art is what lies beyond reality. But what is reality?') and these are accompanied by unrealistic shots of ordinary, everyday things
Writers talk : Fred D'Aguiar with Caryl Phillips by Fred D'Aguiar( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics Discussed in the Interview: --Childhood in the Caribbean . --Influence of music. --Crossing from poetry to play writing. --Using dialects Caribbean literary tradition. --Writing about colonies
Writers talk : G. Cabrera Infante with Mario Vargas Llosa by G Cabrera Infante( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics Discussed in the Interview: --Becoming a writer. --Influence of film on content and structure. --Significance of Cuban culture. --Memory as inspiration. --Role of nostalgia
Nature & nature by Camille Guichard( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the art of Andy Goldsworthy, based on his perception of nature
Play it again, Nam by Jean Paul Fargier( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musician, thinker, theorist, friend of John Cage, Stockhausen and Georges Maciunas, Nam June Paik has transformed the use of electronics as an art medium, challenging our notions about what can be expected from works of art
 
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Anthony Roland Collection of Films on Art

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Roland Collection of Film on Art Peasmarsh; Hohokus, NJ

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Roland Collection of Films & Videos on Art

Roland Collection of Films and Video on Art

Roland Collection of Films and Video on Art Peasmarsh; Hohokus, NJ

Roland Collection of Films on Art

Roland Collection Peasmarsh; Hohokus, NJ

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