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Illuminations (Firm)

Works: 163 works in 375 publications in 1 language and 9,645 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Educational films  Documentary films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PR2807.A2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Illuminations (Firm)
Most widely held works by Illuminations (Firm)
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This production of Shakespeare's masterpiece from Britain's renowned Royal Shakespeare Company was filmed on location rather than in the theatre. No recent stage production in Britain has attracted the excitement and nearly unanimous critical praise as this Hamlet. Dynamic, exciting, and contemporary, it breathes new life into Shakespeare's greatest play
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A television production of Shakespeare's play of tyranny and ambition presenting the Royal Shakespeare Company stage production
Shakespeare's Globe( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dream of actor/director Sam Wanamaker, this film explores the planning and reconstruction of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre; a day in the life of this theatre: behind-the-scenes preparations and the emphasis on original practices, rehearsals, backstage drama and performance extracts from a production of Romeo and Juliet, together with glimpses into Globe Education workshops and activities, the exhibition and tours
Frantz Fanon black skin, white mask by Mark Nash( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores one the of most influential theorists of the anti-colonial movement, as it follows Fanon from his birth in 1925 on the French island of Martinique through his medical training in France, then to Algeria where he joined the liberation struggle
The Art of Barbara Hepworth( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Praised by the 'New York Times' at the time of her death as one of the world's foremost sculptors, Barbara Hepworth left a legacy of creations that continues to inspire new generations of artists. This program reveals the beauty and the power of her sculptures through footage of her naturalistic carvings of the 1920s, her increasingly abstract sculptures of the '30s, her ambitious postwar works, her monumental public commissions, and the striking creations of her final years. The program also uses Dame Barbara's own words, drawn from writings, correspondence, and archival interviews, to express the ideas that motivated her."--Container
Art of faith by John Mccarthy( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals "outstanding examples of the art and architecture of Judaism, Christianity and Islam ... filmed in twenty- seven key locations in eighteen countries"--Original container
The World of the Lindisfarne Gospels( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed on location across England and Ireland, this program takes a close look at the Lindisfarne Gospels-a priceless work of art and one of Christianity's most enduring symbols of faith-and the historical and religious contexts in which it was created. Michelle Brown, curator of illuminated manuscripts at the British Library, explains who made it and why, presents new findings about its dating, and shows how it unites a remarkable range of motifs and styles from the Celtic Iron Age, Germanic prehistory, ancient and Christian Rome, Coptic Egypt, and Byzantium. A wealth of other devotional objects and images from early Christianity are also featured
The Victorian nude( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Tate Britain's Alison Smith explores contradictory Victorian attitudes toward the nude in painting and sculpture. Topics include attempts to characterize the English nude, the classical nude as an expression of moral and spiritual ideals, the mystique of the artist's studio, the sensational nudes of the later Victorian years, and modern depictions of the naked human form that began to emerge around 1900. The works of William Etty, William Blake Richmond, Annie Swynnerton, Edward Burne-Jones, John William Waterhouse, Frederic Leighton, Henry Scott Tuke, William Orpen, John Singer Sargent, and others are featured
Islamic art at the V & A( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London's Victoria and Albert Museum contains one of the finest collections of Islamic art in Europe or America. It is housed in the V & A's recently constructed Jameel Gallery-a facility designed to increase awareness and appreciation of Islamic art. This program highlights the beauty and complexity of the Jameel collection; it also enables viewers to closely examine individual pieces-including the Ardabil Carpet from 16th-century Iran, one of the largest and finest carpets in existence, and an exquisite rock crystal ewer from 11th-century Egypt. Many other examples of ceramics, textiles, metalwork, manuscripts, and architectural elements are featured
Late Gothic art and architecture England, 1400-1547( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program beautifully captures the transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance through the Late Gothic art of England and its Perpendicular architecture. Spanning the reigns of Henry IV to Henry VIII-the era of the Hundred Years' War, the Wars of the Roses, and the early Tudors-artists and artisans in England produced exquisite jewelry, glorious devotional sculptures and images, dazzling illuminated manuscripts, and monumental structures. Leading historians reinterpret the period, with revealing discussions of patronage, England's artistic relations with the Continent, and the fundamental importance of religion to society of that time
The Saatchi gallery highlights of British conceptual art( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting nearly 100 pieces from the Charles Saatchi collection in London, this program transcends the standard video catalog format by incorporating interviews with several artists, all of whom candidly share their goals and processes. From Gary Hume's contemplative abstractions to Damien Hirst's shark in formaldehyde, a wide variety of artistic and social concerns come to light. Jake and Dino Chapman's bizarre figures are among the most challenging pieces featured, in addition to Tracy Emin's provocative fabric installations and Sarah Lucas' sexually suggestive food sculptures
Turner and venice( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venice is the subject that dominates the later paintings of J.M.W. Turner. Its shimmering radiance, ethereal beauty, and faded magnificence inspired some of his best-loved and most enchanting images-dazzling reflections on light and color, history and literature, tradition and modernity. This program explores all aspects of the rich relationship between the illustrious painter and the city he loved so well. Interviews with Ian Warrell, curator of a Turner exhibition at Tate Britain; historian David Laven; poet Andrew Motion; and artist Cornelia Parker are featured. (39 minutes)
Sense and sensation English culture in the eighteenth century( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted from his book, The Pleasures of the Imagination, this lavish exploration of the arts in eighteenth-century London is presented by historian John Brewer. Illustrated with period prints and paintings, along with artful reenactments of London cultural life, the program considers the world of commerce and celebrity in which Georgian culture was created-a world with many parallels to today. Brewer relates the remarkable stories of entrepreneur Jonathan Tyers and his Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens; literature, gallery, and theater aficionado Anna Larpent; thespian legend David Garrick; Samuel Johnson and his Literary Club; and John Gay and The Beggar's Opera
Constable at Tate art and life in landscape( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of Constable's major works are in the collection of Tate and this film uses those paintings and drawings, together with works from London's National Gallery and elsewhere, to consider the artist's life and work. A detailed critical commentary considers Constable in the social and historical context of an England fighting a war with France and dealing with profound political change. The film contains new high definition video of some of Constable's most notable paintings
The Art of Henry Moore( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Moore's work is so representative of mid-20th-century modernist concerns that a generation of art viewers may be unfamiliar with it. This program facilitates a rediscovery of the brilliant sculptor and draftsman by freshly examining many of his drawings, graphics, and monuments. From his most iconic pieces to his lesser-known works, including the amazingly relevant WWII-era tube shelter sketches, Moore's sensitive vision emerges with startling clarity. Footage from sites in the United States, Italy, and England, including the 2003 Tate Modern exhibition-as well as narration drawn from the artist's own words-bring his remarkable career to life
The Saatchi 100( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates, reviews and celebrates nearly 100 pieces of British art from the Charles Saatchi collection in London. Incorporates interviews with several artists, all of whom candidly share their goals and processes. Contains mature themes and explicit language and imagery. Several artists featured include Gary Hume, Damien Hirst, Jake and Dino Chapman, Tracy Emin and Sarah Lucas
Gloriana a film by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Phyllida Lloyd's adaptation for film of the opera which Benjamin Britten wrote for the celebrations of the Queen's coronation in 1953, based on the Opera North revival of a work now recognized to be one of the composer's great achievements"--On container
The Aztecs( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program was created to complement the 2002-3 exhibition of Aztec culture at London's Royal Academy. Many of the incredible works loaned to the exhibit are shown, along with sculptures and artifacts filmed in Mexico City and at important Aztec sites. Leading scholars and curators explore how the nomadic Aztecs drew inspiration from earlier cultures. The variety and sophistication of Aztec art are extensively illustrated, along with the exquisite craftsmanship of their manuscripts and their jewelry."--Container
Martin Creed by Martin Creed( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this interview the British artist, Martin Creed, discusses his work. The discussion focuses on his solo exhibition at Southampton City Art Gallery titled "MartinCreedWorks", but also looks at some of his other works, including sculpture, installations, interventions, statements and musical compositions
Chris Ofili [interview] by Chris Ofili( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shot in London, Germany and Venice, this film relates the creation of Within reach. Chris Ofili's reflections on the process are complemented by interviews with his collaborator in Venice, architect David Adjaye, and the structural engineer from Arup Associates, who helped realise the complex dome [of the British Pavillion at the Venice Biennale, 2003" -- Illuminations Website
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Art of faithThe Victorian nude