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The Resource Brian Sewell's grand tour of Italy, Volume 1, Athena ; produced and directed by Christopher Bruce ; a WAG TV production for Five Programs, (videorecording)

Brian Sewell's grand tour of Italy, Volume 1, Athena ; produced and directed by Christopher Bruce ; a WAG TV production for Five Programs, (videorecording)

Label
Brian Sewell's grand tour of Italy, Volume 1
Title
Brian Sewell's grand tour of Italy
Title number
Volume 1
Statement of responsibility
Athena ; produced and directed by Christopher Bruce ; a WAG TV production for Five Programs
Title variation
Grand tour of Italy
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Brian Sewell follows the footsteps of young 18th century British aristocrats undertaking a grand tour through Italy, exploring art, architecture, manners and mores with erudition and wit. He journeys through Rome, Florence, Venice, Naples, Siena, and Milan showcasing cathedrals, palazzos, paintings and sculptures while giving insight into the travels and travails of tourists past
  • Episode 1. Mont Cenis Pass, Turin, and Milan. After enduring the rigors of crossing the Alps, 18th-century Grand Tourists would spend months at Turin's Academia, learning manners, dancing, dressage with horses, fencing, and other gentlemanly skills. Turin boasted two great architects: Filippo Juvarra (the Basilica of Superga) and Guarino Guarini (the Church of San Lorenzo). Staged in equally elaborate settings, operas and boar hunts were favored pastimes of Grand Tourists. Then, as now, Milan served as the fashion capital of Europe. Episode 2. Cremona, Parma, and Bologna. Grand Tourists sought violins from craftsmen who carried on the tradition of Amati and Stradivari. Parma's masterpieces include Correggio's cathedral dome (a fresco that gives the illusion of breaking through the architecture and providing a glimpse into heaven) and the Teatro Farnese (the first theatre with a proscenium arch and movable scenery). In Bologna, Grand Tourists studied the 16th- and 17th-century artists Annibale Carracci, Guido Reni, and Il Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri). The doors of San Petronio, carved by Jacopo della Quercia in the 15th century, inspired Michelangelo. Episode 3. Florence. No one knows how Brunelleschi constructed the magnificent dome of the Duomo without scaffolding. Grand Tourists would gather at the residence of Horace Mann, the British envoy to Florence, for English companionship and gossip. The Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace now house artwork acquired by the Medicis, former pawnbrokers who became Florence's most powerful family. Though now in the Accademia, Michelangelo's David once stood outside in a piazza; his sculpted masterpieces of Dawn, Evening, Night, and Day grace the tomb of Giuliano de' Medici
Cataloging source
VPW
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
Not rated; "For mature audiences"--Container
Language note
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
PerformerNote
Presented by Brian Sewell
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sewell, Brian
  • Bruce, Christopher
  • Acorn Media (Firm)
  • Athena (Firm)
  • WAG TV (Firm)
  • Five Programs (Firm)
Runtime
113
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Italy
  • Grand tours (Education)
  • British
  • Travelers
  • Travel
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Technique
live action
Label
Brian Sewell's grand tour of Italy, Volume 1, Athena ; produced and directed by Christopher Bruce ; a WAG TV production for Five Programs, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from set and disc containers
  • Originally broadcast on television as individual episodes, 2005-2006
  • Disc 1 of a 4 disc set
  • Bonus features: 20-page viewer's guide includes highlights, questions to consider, avenues for further learning, "The things they carried," and "From grand tour to gap year."
Accompanying material
viewer's guide (16 p. : col. ill.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
v.1 Episode 1. Mont Cenis Pass, Turin, and Milan -- Episode 2. Cremona, Parma, and Bologna -- Episode 3. Florence
Control code
ocn468020169
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 113 min.)
Isbn
9781598282566
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
054961825691
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVD 17551 AMP-8256
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)468020169
System details
DVD, 16:9 widescreen; Dolby digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Brian Sewell's grand tour of Italy, Volume 1, Athena ; produced and directed by Christopher Bruce ; a WAG TV production for Five Programs, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from set and disc containers
  • Originally broadcast on television as individual episodes, 2005-2006
  • Disc 1 of a 4 disc set
  • Bonus features: 20-page viewer's guide includes highlights, questions to consider, avenues for further learning, "The things they carried," and "From grand tour to gap year."
Accompanying material
viewer's guide (16 p. : col. ill.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
v.1 Episode 1. Mont Cenis Pass, Turin, and Milan -- Episode 2. Cremona, Parma, and Bologna -- Episode 3. Florence
Control code
ocn468020169
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 113 min.)
Isbn
9781598282566
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
054961825691
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVD 17551 AMP-8256
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)468020169
System details
DVD, 16:9 widescreen; Dolby digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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