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Neumann, Stan 1949-

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Most widely held works by Stan Neumann
The Hidden lives of works of art by Hellmut Wohl( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonardo da Vinci's Virgin and Child with Saint Anne had already been disfigured by attempts at repairs when the controversial decision was made in 2009 to once again attempt a clean-up and refurbishing. Complicating the decision was the fact that da Vinci had never finished the painting, but returned to it year after year to modify it. Could a restoration remain true to da Vinci's intentions? Might the masterpiece be further damaged by trying to save it? And would the public accept a newly-bright version of a work they'd come to know as dark and mysterious? This program goes behind the scenes of the Louvre's three-year restoration project, showing the delicate operation being carried out even as experts debate its risks. Viewers learn about various refurbishing techniques with the help of animations and close-ups, and discover important details about da Vinci's process with Virgin and Child that layers of grime had buried
Architectures 1 = Architekturen 1 by Richard Copans( Visual )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A series devoted to the most ambitious architectural creations of the 19th and 20th century, consisting of remarkable archive material, scale-models, and interviews with some of the greatest architects of our time"--Container
Architectures 2 by Frédéric Compain( Visual )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six films from a series devoted to the most ambitious superstar architects and their most brilliant creations. These films examine the contributions of Rem Koolhaas, Frank LLoyd Wright, Santiago Calatrava, Peter Zumthor, Felix Duban along with a look at the innovations of the Galleria Umberto I in Naples and the Vals-les-Bains in Switzerland
Architectures 3 = Architekturen 3 by Stan Neumann( Visual )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A privileged, unprecedented inside look at the work of superstar architects. This volume examines the extraordinary Jewish Museum of Berlin; Louis Sullivan's Auditorium Theatre in Chicago; a Dominican convent; Charles Garnier's Parisian Opera and more
Architectures 4 = Architekturen 4 by Stan Neumann( Visual )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an inside look at the work of celebrated architects and some of their most brilliant creations. Examines the saltworks of Arc-and-Senans built by Claude-Nicolas Ledoux in the late 18th century and the influence of this monumental factory on other architects. Looks at the Maison de Verre or the house of glass, designed by Pierre Chareau and completed in 1932, as an example of playful avant-garde architecture that was built around the top floor of an existing Paris building that the tenant refused to vacate. Discusses how the deconstructivist Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao, designed by Frank Gehry and opened to the public in 1997, was incorporated into its environment in a dying industrial city. Describes how the self-educated engineer and architect Jean Prouvé, known for his metal furniture, built a house for his own family in 1954 after the failure of his attempts to sell prefabricated, steel and aluminum houses to the French public. Examines the transparent cube of a multimedia library built in 2001 in northern Japan by architect Toyo Ito and its use of open and barrier-free space. Looks at the construction of the historic Abbey Church of Saint Foy as a prototype of a "pilgrim church" in the new style of the 11th century, now known as Romanesque
Understanding art( Visual )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the Louvre's study days, during which works are removed from their frames and set up for curators, historians, restorers and scientists to view and discuss freely. The five major artists whose pieces are examined include: Raphael, Rembrandt, Poussin, Watteau and Leonardo
New vision : experimental photography of the 1920s by Stan Neumann( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here comes the new photographer!, published in 1929, became the handbook for a new breed of artists evolving out of the Constructivist and Bauhaus schools. This program examines the photos, photograms, and collages created by New Vision photographers according to precepts set forth in the influential book. Covers László Moholy-Nagy, Umbo, El Lissitzky, Alexander Rodchenko, Germaine Krull, and others, focusing on "The uncanny street," "Girl with Leica," and "Metropolis"--Container
The new German objectivity by Stan Neumann( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1968, Bernd and Hilla Becher set out to photograph industrial buildings such as water towers, silos, and blast furnaces. Their goal was to return photography to the documentary nature of its origins and free it of "Expressionist meanderings," as German artists of the New Objectivity movement had done with other visual arts. The Dusseldorf school - the Bechers and their students - was to radically impact photography with its strict, dispassionate portrayals and predilection for straight lines. This program tells the story of the Dusseldorf school of photography, a legacy of Germany's New Objectivity, and its evolution since 1968. Covers Candida Höfer, Petra Wünderlich, Thomas Struth, Thomas Ruff, and Andréas Gursky, focusing on the Bechers' industrial typologies, "Collegium Helveticum," Wünderlich's religious buildings, "Art Institute of Chicago II," Ruff's "Portraits," and "jpegs."
Found images by Stan Neumann( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To create "Pictures from the Street" Joachim Schmid sifted through torn photos that had been thrown away, then patched them together to produce entirely new images, thus bringing the practices of "found art" to photography. By contrast, in "From an Ethnographic Museum" Hannah Höch made montages by combining museum-quality prints with snapshots - still a form of found photography, but with much more altering and reinterpretation of the materials. This program explores various types of found photography, from styles that celebrate discarded photos to those that use Internet graphics as raw material for new work. Among other pieces, the video discusses Linder Sterling's "Pretty Girls" (1977), Robert Heinecken's "Are You Rea" (1968), and Wallace Berman's "Verifax" (1964), along with the groundbreaking book Evidence, published in 1977 by Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel
Conceptual photography by Stan Neumann( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walk in the street trying not to blink. Each time you blink, snap a photo. These instructions by Vito Acconci, the basis of his series "Blink," characterize the methods and philosophies of the Conceptualist Photography movement that began in the 1960s. Aided by his low-tech amateur camera, Acconci meant to deconstruct the notion of artistic subjectivity while suggesting that the open shutter replaces his closed eyes. Using works by Acconci and others, this program explores the Conceptualist photographers, who used both humor and technical skill to make statements about the nature of art and perception. The video discusses Robert Smithson's ironic "Monuments of Passaic"; "Self Portrait as a Fountain," Bruce Nauman's homage to Duchamps; Joseph Kosuth's installations that played with the relationship between reality and photos of reality; and works by Mel Bochner, Ed Rusha, John Baldessari, Ugo Mulas, and Ai Weiwei
Pictorialism by Stan Neumann( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty years after it was invented, photography once again sought to rival painting. The Pictorialist photographers at the turn of the 20th century reproduced the subjectivity and timeless themes of earlier visual arts by experimenting with soft focus, special lenses, printing effects, and by drawing, engraving, or painting directly onto prints. Providing an overview of the movement and its influences, this program studies the works and the methods of the Pictorialist photographers, including Robert Demachy, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Frank Eugene, Edward Steichen, and Alfred Stieglitz. Focusing on "Rodin - The Thinker," "The Pond - Moonlight," "The Letter," "The Onion Field," "The Bridge - Ipswich," "The Steerage," and "The Seven Last Words," the video also covers Guido Rey, George Davidson, F. Holland Day, Heinrich Kuhn, and Paul Haviland
Rembrandt by Ellen Mulligan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A staggering number of paintings were once thought to be Rembrandts, but of the 800 or so works attributed to the Dutch master during the 19th century, only about 300 remain authenticated. Interestingly, the 1800s were also a period in which France dominated Rembrandt collecting and research. In the 20th century, expertise shifted to Holland, Great Britain, and the U.S., leaving French holdings isolated and neglected for a time. The Louvre, however, contains some of his most revered masterpieces, including Bathsheba at Her Bath and The Slaughtered Ox, which provide fertile ground for ongoing discussions of authenticity. Could some works long attributed to the master actually have been produced by a pupil or a copyist? How can one distinguish between real and fake? To restore or not to restore? This film visits the Louvre during its Rembrandt Study Days, using the museum's "off the wall, out of the frame" approach to address some of the most intriguing questions in art scholarship
The primitives of photography, 1850-1860( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With an overview of its pioneers - called "the primitives of photography" by Felix Nadar - this program explores the brief golden era between the time that photography was invented and the time it became an industry. The transformation of the camera from mere recording device to new artistic medium is seen in works that feature deliberate composition as well as in staged photos and composite prints. The technical processes by which photographers enhanced their works is also explained, especially in the creation of Oscar Rejlander's precursor of Photoshop, "The Two Ways of Life." Among others, the video covers Henry Fox Talbot, Hippolyte Bayard, Édouard Baldus, Gustave Le Gray, and Henry Peach Robinson, focusing on "Open Door," "Self Portrait as a Drowned Man," "Cloister at St. Triomphe in Arles," and "Fading Away." A part of the series Photo
The hidden lives of works of art by Stan Neumann( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The artist who created the fete galante painting style achieved wide recognition during his lifetime, and yet virtually all of Antoine Watteau's major works are cloaked in mystery, raising unanswered questions as to their origins, provenances, and meanings. Should his Pilgrimage to Cythera be interpreted as an arrival or a departure? Why, and for whom, was the no less innovative Pierrot (or Gilles) brought into being? Is the air of melancholy that envelops typically light-hearted subjects an artifact from Watteau's era, perhaps even a hint of his innermost self, or is it merely a side effect of our modern perspective? These questions and many others are woven into the Rococo master's legacy. To address them the Louvre initiated its Watteau Study Days, documented here in this fascinating film. Viewers are shown highlights from a 48-hour period in which important works were taken down from the walls and out of their frames, then subjected to detailed study by leading art historians
The Surrealistic photography by Stan Neumann( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing proves the truth of Surrealism like photography, wrote Salvador Dali in 1925. Using works by Dali, Man Ray, Dora Maar, and others, this program illustrates the philosophies of Surrealist photographers as well as the techniques they used to express a particular artistic vision. The video explains how the camera was wielded as a tool for revealing an inherent connection between real and surreal; and for revealing that, when captured on film, inanimate objects can take on an eerie life of their own while conversely, living things may be rendered as inanimate props. Covers André Breton, Marcel Marien, André Kertész, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Jindrich Štyrský, Miroslav Hák, Brassaï, Claude Calhoun, René Magritte, and Henri Cartier-Bresson, focusing on "Dress Hung Out to Dry," "Statue of Marshal Ney in the Fog," and Man Ray's work with Lee Miller
Raphael by Raphael( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following his move to Rome, Raphael soon cornered the market in Vatican commissions-but the frescoes and tapestries that display his gifts on a grand scale are not his only legacy. Portraits focusing on intimate relationships are among Raphael's finest creations. Inviting some of the world's leading art experts to scrutinize its Raphael collection, the Louvre allowed them to come into close contact with The Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione, the enigmatic Self-Portrait with a Friend, and a large work that has survived five centuries of trauma, Saint Michael Vanquishing Satan. This film accompanies Paul Joannides, professor of art history at the University of Cambridge, and Pierre Curie, director of the painting unit at the C2RMF restoration department, as they compare opinions and analysis during the Louvre's Raphael Study Days. Viewers will discover what happens when treasured images by the master from Urbino are brought down from the walls and removed from their protective enclosures. They can be seen, quite literally, in a new light
Architectures 5 by Stan Neumann( Visual )

9 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Collection of short films on the world's most pivotal examples of architectural construction. Each segment focuses on a structure chosen for its unique aesthetic and for the extraordinary role it has played in the evolution of architectural design"--Container
Le Palais des réceptions et des congrès de Rome( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adalberto Libera was a pioneer of architectural modernity and a die-hard fascist. Unlike the Nazis, Mussolini made an alliance with the modern movement, which became for architecture, the official style of fascism. In 1937, the regime launched one of its most ambitious projects - the E 42. The idea was to create a new monumental city embodying the new Imperial Rome, for the International Exhibition of 1942. Libera won the competition for the Reception and Congress Building. Launched amidst great pomp and circumstance in 1938, the work initially made rapid progress. When Italy entered war, the work pace became sluggish and was abandoned altogether in 1944. The E 42 quarter was to remain a wasteland, until 1950 when the Italian Christian Democrats decided to resume work on it. This film explores the paradoxical alliance between a formal avant-garde movement and a totalitarian ideology. On a more general level, it also explores the link between architecture and power
La Saline d'Arc et Senans( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of the 18th century, Claude Nicolas Ledoux built a monumental new salt factory for the King of France. It was an aesthetic revolution, an innovative industrial site and the structuring core for an ideal city that never came into being
The hidden lives of works of art( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Look beneath the surface of any centuries-old painting and you'll find no shortage of stories. More than likely the picture, like an ancient building, has a colorful history of damage and restoration. But some masterpieces tell a separate tale that can't be seen with the eye or a microscope. Poussin Study Day at the Museé des Beaux-Arts in Lyon focused on a single work, The Flight into Egypt, which was acquired in association with the Louvre and other sponsors for 17 million euros. This film delves into that intriguing, lesser-known narrative, reflecting a broad area of art history which museums and experts often prefer to keep quiet - the morass of ownership, authentication, and price issues capable of propelling even the most beloved work into hazardous legal and financial territory. Are these the kinds of forces that should determine a painting's fate? Such questions make this episode unique in the Hidden Lives series. Viewers encounter an entirely different aspect of a painting'
 
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Neumann, Stanislav 1949-

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