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Neumann, Stan 1949-

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Most widely held works by Stan Neumann
Architectures 1 Architekturen 1 by Richard Copans( Visual )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A privileged, unprecedented inside look at the work of superstar architects and their most brilliant creations. Includes Germany's Bauhaus, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris plus the work of Jean Nouvel, Otto Wagner, Walter Gropius and more
Leonardo da Vinci Renaissance master by Leonardo( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 305 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
Understanding art( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 272 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
Architectures 5 Architekturen 5 by Alec Herrmann( Visual )

8 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of architecture films examines the structures of the following buildings: The Alhambra, House of Sugimoto, Reception and Congress Building in Rome, Yoyogi Olympic Gymnasium, The Villa Barbaro and the Phaeno - Building. By examining a key building in detail the series brings light to its rôle in the evolution of architecture. An ongoing series of films devoted to the most remarkable achievements in modern architecture, from the works that heralded the birth of the modern style at the end of the 19th century to the latest designs by today's top architects."--Kanopy description
Paris, roman du̓ne ville by Stan Neumann( Visual )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film made to mark the centenary of the death of Baron Haussmann. A scrutinization of objects that are so familiar that they are no longer seen: a wooden shutter, the angle of a street, a carving on a facade, etc. In this film, Haussmann's scheme is considered as a rigorous and coherent means of controlling the growth of a city
Photo : a history from behind the lens by Artist Not Provided( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From daguerreotypes to DSLRs, the camera has irrevocably changed the way we see the world. The intriguing twelve-episode documentary examines the past, present, and future of photography using clever animations to explain challenging concepts for lay people
The new German objectivity( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 140 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."
The hidden lives of works of art( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 121 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 hidden lives of works of art( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 120 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
Pictorialism( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 119 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
Found images( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 118 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
New vision experimental photography of the 1920s( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here Comes the New Photographer!, by Walter Graeff, was published in conjunction with Stuttgart's influential 1929 "Film und Foto exhibition" and became the handbook for a new breed of artists evolving out of the Constructivist and Bauhaus schools. New Vision photography was based on the idea that modern, urban people see the world in a different way, both figuratively and literally, and was steeped in industrial motifs. This program examines the photographs, photograms, photomontages, and collages created according to precepts set forth in Here Comes the New Photographer! The video covers László Moholy-Nagy, Umbo, El Lissitzky, Alexander Rodchenko, Germaine Krull, Raoul Hausmann, and others, focusing on "The City at Night," "Xanti Schawinsky on a Bauhaus Balcony," "The Uncanny Street," "Girl with a Leica," and "Metropolis."
Rembrandt by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 114 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 hidden lives of works of art( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 107 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'
The primitives of photography, 1850-1860( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 83 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 Surrealistic photography( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 77 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. Also covers André Breton, Marcel Marien, René Magritte, and others, focusing on 'Dress hung out to dry,' 'Statue of Marshal Ney in the fog,' and Man Ray's work with Lee Miller. Contains nudity"--Container
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Neumann, Stanislav 1949-

Stan Neumann French director