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Illuminations (Firm)

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Works: 163 works in 367 publications in 1 language and 8,532 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  History  Catalogs  Educational films  Documentary films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PR2807.A2, 791.4372
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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 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Called "the greatest Hamlet of his generation" by Guardian reviewer Robert McCrum, Scottish actor David Tennant headlines this edgy film version of the acclaimed 2008 Royal Shakespeare Company stage production. Tennant is supported by a host of gifted players--including the impeccable Patrick Stewart as Claudius and Oliver Ford Davies in an astonishing performance as a doddering yet strangely leonine Polonius. Modern costumes, shrewd textual abridgements, and a recurring motif of high-tech video surveillance all connect the play to 21st-century anxieties, but these attributes in no way eclipse Tennant's forceful mixture of rage, sorrow, and manic humor
Macbeth by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adaptation of the stage production which relocates the action to a nameless 20th-century underground facility, offering a parable of the quest for power in the modern world
Frantz Fanon black skin, white mask by Isaac Julien ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 337 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
Shakespeare's Globe ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 325 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
Art of faith by John Mccarthy ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 230 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"--Container
The Art of Barbara Hepworth ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 208 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
The World of the Lindisfarne Gospels ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the Lindisfarne Gospels in their historical and cultural context, filmed on location in England and Ireland
The Victorian nude ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 160 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 151 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
The Saatchi 100 ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 142 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 138 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"--Container
Turner and venice ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 127 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
The Art of Henry Moore ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 127 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 gallery highlights of British conceptual art ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 126 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. Contains mature themes and explicit language and imagery. (53 minutes)
Sense and sensation English culture in the eighteenth century ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 125 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. (51 minutes)
Martin Creed by Martin Creed ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martin Creed discusses his uncertainties about making new works and his reluctance to name what he does as 'art'. He also illustrates how simple, ordinary objects, seen in new ways, can suggest often complex and contradictory meanings. Such objects and the ideas and questions that they provoke, surprise and delight audiences whose individual experiences of the works will often be strikingly different
Chris Ofili by Chris Ofili ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 107 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
Gary Hume by Gary Hume ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Interviewed in his studio, Gary Hume reflects on his work from the 1980's, when his Doors series won instant acclaim, to his latest creations. ... Illustrated in this profile are many of Gary Hume's most notable paintings, especially filmed in exhibitions in London and Dublin, and in a major 2004 show in Bregenz, Austria. Also featured are the artist's rarely-seen drawings and, in contrasting settings, his deadpan sculpture Snowman (1997)"--Original container
Rachel Whiteread by Rachel Whiteread ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this interview based profile, the British artist, Rachel Whiteread, discusses her work, and the ideas that prompted a number of her best known sculptures
Mona Hatoum by Mona Hatoum ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The artist Mona Hatoum came to London from Lebanon in 1975. Working initially with performance and video, and in the 1990s with sculpture and installations, she has exhibited widely around the world. In this interview following the presentation of three major new works at Tate Britain, London, Hatoum discusses the diverse sources of her work and her engagement with a wide range of often surprising materials
 
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