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Author: Antony GormleyIlluminations (Firm)Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Mexico)Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (Mexico)All authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [2003]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short films
Documentary films
History
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Antony Gormley; Illuminations (Firm); Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain); Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Mexico); Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (Mexico); Mexico Tourism Board.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
OCLC Number: 51935380
Notes: Produced with the support of Conaculta-Inha, Mexico Tourism Board.
Credits: Original music, Colin Wisdon-Fletcher ; computer animation, Robert Tavernor and Henry Chow ; production team, Sam Flynn, Seb Grant, Tom Hawksley, Loic Leveque, Louise Machin, Jen Reznick, Ian Serfontein, Philip Timm, David Woolley, John Wyver.
Performer(s): Presenter, Antony Gormley.
Description: 1 videodisc (38 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R, NTSC.
Responsibility: Illuminations.

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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.

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