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Leese, Ian

Overview
Works: 24 works in 39 publications in 2 languages and 791 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  History  Documentary television programs  Educational television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Nature television programs  Documentary films  Genealogy  Sources 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 591.51
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ian Leese
Martin Clunes's wild life( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best-known for his portrayal of the cantankerous title character in the global phenomenon Doc Martin, fan favorite Martin Clunes shows a softer side in these five documentaries about animals. Filmed all over the globe, these programs are a fascinating peek at some of the world's most beloved (and some of the most endangered) creatures
High art of the Low countries( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Graham-Dixon shows how the art of Renaissance Flanders evolved from the craft of precious tapestries within the Duchy of Burgundy into a leading painting school in its own right. Starting his journey at the magnificent altarpiece of Ghent Cathedral created by the Van Eyck brothers, Andrew explains their groundbreaking innovation in oil painting and marvels at how the colors they obtained can still remain so vibrant today. Andrew describes how, in the early Renaissance, the most urgent preoccupation was not the advancement of learning, humanist or otherwise, but the Last Judgment. People believed they were living in the end of days; a subject popular with preachers and artists and intensely realized in swarming microscopic detail by Hieronymus Bosch
High art of the Low countries( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Graham-Dixon looks at how the seemingly peaceful countries of Holland and Belgium-- famous for their tulips and windmills, mussels and chips-- were in fact forged in a crucible of conflict and division. He examines how a period of economic boom driven for the first time by a burgeoning and secular middle class led to the Dutch golden age of the 17th century, creating not only the concept of oil painting itself, but the master painters Rembrandt and Vermeer combining art and commerce together as we would recognize it today
Dream of plenty( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the art of Renaissance Flanders evolved from tapestries into a painting school
Boom and Bust( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How a period of economic boom led to the Dutch golden age of the 17th century
Art of America( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""After exploring the great legacies of Europe, leading art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon crosses the Atlantic to explore the great themes and dramatic extremes of American art. The series begins with the early Puritans, majestic 19th century landscapes, and a persistent paradox in American history - an ideology rooted in God and nature, but a reality steeped in blood and destruction of the natural world. Andrew also looks at the rise of mechanisation, modernism and abstract expressionism. He examines the figurative style of Edward Hooper and Norman Rockwell and the work of Pollock, DeKooning and Rothko, and argues that abstract expressionism was the first unique and definitive American art. In the final episode, Andrew takes a look at the age of capitalism and beyond, including the pop art of the 1960s, a return to pantheism, and yet another paradox in contemporary American culture: 'filthy' money versus pure art"--Container
Joanna Lumley catwoman( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joanna Lumley catwoman
Horsepower( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much-loved, comic actor Martin Clunes (Doc Martin, Islands of Britain) explores his personal fascination with horses in an appealing, light-hearted study of the noble beast. Martin once again travels around the world to trace the origins and evolution of the horse and to explore mans relationship and reliance upon them. A skilful rider and owner of several horses himself, Martin will be jumping into the saddle at every opportunity, bringing the story to life with his trademark gentle humour
Looking for Paradise : Art of America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Andrew Graham-Dixon follows in the footsteps of the pioneers who built the foundations of America as he explores American painting from the 17th through the 19th centuries. He examines the earliest portraits in America, and uncovers the dark truth behind Benjamin West's famous Treaty of Penn with the Indians. In Philadelphia, he turns the pages of one of the world's most expensive books - John James Audubon's exquisite Birds of America - and explores the wilderness that inspired great landscape painter Thomas Cole. Graham-Dixon argues that despite idyllic themes in American art, progress and innovation have come at a high price. Part of the series Art of America
What lies beneath( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Andrew Graham-Dixon feels the pulse of contemporary America through some of its most significant artists and art movements. In New York City, he views Jasper Johns's White Flag and Andy Warhol's soup can paintings - then talks with James Rosenquist before taking off for Los Angeles and a look at Googie architecture and the work of Ed Ruscha. Back east, he visits the home of Philip Guston and then the studio of Jeff Koons to learn how this artist continues to push the boundaries of American taste. Finally, Graham-Dixon explores the impact 9/11 has had on a new generation of artists, including Matthew Day Jackson
Art of America :( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Andrew Graham-Dixon follows in the footsteps of the pioneers who built the foundations of America as he explores American painting from the 17th through the 19th centuries. He examines the earliest portraits in America, and uncovers the dark truth behind Benjamin West's famous Treaty of Penn with the Indians. In Philadelphia, he turns the pages of one of the world's most expensive books - John James Audubon's exquisite Birds of America - and explores the wilderness that inspired great landscape painter Thomas Cole. Graham-Dixon argues that despite idyllic themes in American art, progress and innovation have come at a high price. Part of the series Art of America
Islands of Australia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Martin Clunes is off to Australia, however, he's eschewing the traditional hot spots in favour of some of the countries most remote, diverse and interesting islands. And he's got more than 8000 to choose from! Across three beautifully shot episodes, Martin travels to the four points of the compass and visits sixteen islands to provide a cross-section of what island life is all about. Starting at Fort Denison, a former island prison in Sydney's harbour, he flies east, taking in islands at the very far reaches of Australia's territory, including Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island, the remotest island on Martin's journey - 1500km from the mainland. On Norfolk he meets descendants of the legendary Bounty mutineers, who relocated here from Pitcairn Island in 1856 and gets a glimpse into its dark, convict past. On Friday Island he meets former pearl fisherman and learns about the Japanese divers who settled here, while the Tiwi Islands in the north give Martin a first-hand experience of Aboriginal culture. At the Magical Muirons, he swims amongst the coral with clownfish, stingrays, turtles - and a whale shark; on Philip Island he meets penguins and tears up a racetrack in a Mini Cooper; he comes face-to-face with deadly tiger snakes on Carnac and on Maria Island he investigates a Tasmanian devil conservation programme. From shipwrecks and real-life Robinson Crusoes to remote cultures and curious creatures, Martin Clunes encounters them all on his Islands of Australia." -- jbhifi.com.au
Fascinatin' rhythm : the story of tap( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history of tap dancing from African American rhythms and North England clog dancing - the latter making the claim to be the origin of tap
Who Do You Think You Are?: Geoffrey Robertson( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Series in which celebrities trace their ancestry, discovering secrets and surprises from their past. In this episode, Moira Stuart, news broadcaster for the BBC takes her quest to discover her roots from Scotland back to the Caribbean, and the island of Dominica. Her search led her to slave registers linked to plantation owners on the island of Dominica. She talks to her mother about her service as a nurse during World War Two and the factors that caused her marriage to collapse. Moira also discovers her grandmother was one of Britain's first female medical students and learns how her great-grandfather came to Britain from Dominica to study law
Art of America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After exploring the great legacies of Europe, leading art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon crosses the Atlantic to explore the great themes and dramatic extremes of American art. The series begins with the early Puritans, majestic 19th century landscapes, and a persistent paradox in American history an ideology rooted in God and nature, but a reality seeped in blood and the destruction of the natural world. Andrew also looks at the rise of mechanisation, modernism and abstract expressionism. He examines the figurative style of Edward Hopper and Norman Rockwell and the work of Pollock, DeKooning and Rothko, and argues that abstract expressionism was the first unique and definitive American art. In the final episode, Andrew takes a look at the age of capitalism and beyond, including the pop art of the 1960s, a return to pantheism, and yet another paradox in contemporary American culture: 'filthy' money versus 'pure' art
Art of America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Joanna lumley: catwoman, episode 1 by Ian Leese( Visual )

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

Horsepower( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The first programme in the two part series explores why the horse evolved to be the way it is and why it was possible to connect with it and turn it to our advantage. Martin Clunes explores his personal fascination with horses in an appealing, light-hearted study of the noble beast. Martin once again travels around the world to trace the origins and evolution of the horse and to explore mans relationship and reliance upon them. A skilful rider and owner of several horses himself, Martin will be jumping into the saddle at every opportunity, bringing the story to life with his trademark gentle humour
Not forgotten( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Four part documentary series that takes some of Britain's 37,500 World War One memorials as a starting point and explores the ways in which all of British society was transformed by the "war to end all wars". There is a memorial to the dead of the First World War in almost every British village, town and city - with almost a million names. We walk past them everyday but probably only notice them once a year on Remembrance Sunday. Not Forgotten has tracked down descendants of some of the men listed on those memorials, and the result is an extraordinarily intimate take on history
The high art of the Low Countries( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The High Art of the Low Countries incorporates three powerful films which look at how the artists of Belgium and Holland were in a constant search for identity in an area that was always politically contested. He explores how the art of Renaissance Flanders evolved from the craft of precious tapestries; in the Riiksmuseum in Amsterdam, Andrew examines how a period of economic boom driven by a burgeoning middle class led to the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century; and finally Andrew looks at how this entrepreneurial and industrious region rose again to become a cultural leader in the modern age and produced important forward thinking artists like Van Gogh, Mondrian and Magritte who changed the face of art forever
 
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