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Sense and sensation : English culture in the eighteenth century

Author: John BrewerJohn WyverIan LeeseIlluminations TV.British Broadcasting Corporation.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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Presented by the historian John Brewer, the program explores the arts in eighteenth-century London and depicts 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 tells the interesting stories of entrepreneur Jonathan Tyers and his Vauxhall Pleasure  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Brewer; John Wyver; Ian Leese; Illuminations TV.; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
OCLC Number: 53357702
Notes: Adapted by John Brewer from his book, The pleasures of the imagination.
Originally produced for television broadcast in 2002.
Credits: Camera, Ian Salvage, Ian Serfontein ; editor, Michael Crozier.
Performer(s): Presenter, John Brewer.
Description: 1 videodisc (51 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R, NTSC; Region 1.
Other Titles: Sense & sensation
Responsibility: written and presented by John Brewer ; producer, John Wyver ; director, Ian Leese ; an Illuminations production for BBC.

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Presented by the historian John Brewer, the program explores the arts in eighteenth-century London and depicts 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 tells the interesting stories of entrepreneur Jonathan Tyers and his Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens; literature, gallery, and theater aficionado Anna Larpent; Sir Joshua Reynolds and the Royal Academy exhibits of paintings; thespian legend David Garrick; Samuel Johnson and his Literary Club; and John Gay and The Beggar's Opera.

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