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Vision on : film, television and the arts in Britain

Author: John Wyver
Publisher: London : Wallflower, 2007.
Series: Nonfictions.
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'Vision On' illuminates the vanguard role the arts have played in the proud history of British public broadcasting, and attempts to locate the place of arts broadcasting in today's multi-channel, multi-media world.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wyver, John.
Vision on.
London : Wallflower, 2007
(OCoLC)608306039
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Wyver
ISBN: 9781905674404 1905674406 1905674392 9781905674398
OCLC Number: 154711368
Description: xvi, 236 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm.
Contents: Lord Clark and me --
Take three histories --
Things to come --
Ch. 1. 'A Means to Raise the Public Taste': British Television and the Arts 1951-82 --
A pre-history for the arts on film --
Early arts on screen in Britain --
'A specifically British modernism': the films of John Read --
Graham Sutherland --
'What the public wants': ITV arrives --
The first magazine: Monitor --
Ken Russell: the biggest director in the world --
Tempo: 'a swinging Monitor' --
BBC2's new line-up --
The age of Aquarius --
The golden years of Omnibus --
One Foot in Eden --
Arts from the south bank --
Ch. 2. 'A Crisis of Confidence': Arts Television into the Twenty-First Century --
What's this Channel Four? --
'Here were riches': Channel 4's first five years --
Shadows from Light --
Their way: Arena --
Art as the new politics: The Late Show --
Art is dead: Michael Grade's Channel 4 --
Dance for the Camera --
'The arts programme is not dead': the BBC in the 1990s --
A Portrait of Arshile --
The multi-channel new world --
Dumb and dumber? --
Arts and broadcasting at the millennium --
'Everybody needs a place to think': BBC Four --
Ch. 3. 'The Odd Couple?': The Arts Council and Television --
State patronage creeps in --
'An emphatic success': the art film tours --
Artists Must Live --
First films from the Arts Council and the BFI --
The Stained Glass at Fairford --
A guardian angel for the arts --
Richard Hamilton --
The Attenborough Enquiry --
The best of times --
Dread Beat and Blood --
Channel 4 changes the rules --
Picturing Derry --
Identity and diversity --
Television times --
Sound on Film --
A new era --
Two Melons and a Stinking Fish --
Endgame: the Lottery and a legacy --
Ch. 4. Mainstream Approaches and Alternative Forms --
Tell and show --
The lecture: a television (and radio) tradition --
Beaubourg: Four Films by Denis Postle --
Lanternists, lecturers and connoisseurs --
John Berger strikes back: Ways of Seeing --
A Sign Is a Fine Investment --
Encountering the real thing --
Tom Phillips --
Edward Hopper --
The drama of artists' lives --
Animated Artists' Lives --
Artists and filmmakers --
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin White Mask --
Alternative lives from the Arts Council --
The Third Front --
Extending the forms --
Stones and Flies: Richard Long in the Sahara --
Artists and collaborations --
Expanding pictures --
'Make it new': State of the Art --
Correction. Please or How We Got into Pictures --
The Brothers Quay: Anamorphosis --
Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti --
Memory and Outrage --
Dramatic screens --
The look of surprise: the films of John Akomfrah --
The Impersonation --
O Blue come forth --
Last notes from abroad --
Ch. 5. Future Vision --
The continuing life of linear forms --
Make Me Think: Bruce Nauman --
Doing it digitally --
So what's next? --
Last words.
Series Title: Nonfictions.
Responsibility: John Wyver.

Abstract:

'Vision On' illuminates the vanguard role the arts have played in the proud history of British public broadcasting, and attempts to locate the place of arts broadcasting in today's multi-channel, multi-media world.

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