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The Resource Brian Sewell's grand tour of Italy, Volume 2, Athena ; produced and directed by Christopher Bruce ; a WAG TV production for Five Programs, (videorecording)

Brian Sewell's grand tour of Italy, Volume 2, Athena ; produced and directed by Christopher Bruce ; a WAG TV production for Five Programs, (videorecording)

Label
Brian Sewell's grand tour of Italy, Volume 2
Title
Brian Sewell's grand tour of Italy
Title number
Volume 2
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 4. San Gimignano, Siena, Radicofani, and Orvieto. Sewell notes that execution was a public spectacle during the 18th century. Sewell finds much to admire in Siena's cathedral and in the paintings in the town's city hall, the Palazzo Pubblico. Although most Grand Tourists probably never visited Orvieto, Sewell stops there to view Signorelli's frescoes of the Last Judgment, which influenced Michelangelo and Raphael. Episode 5. Rome. Proving the ancient model for the contemporary British idea of empire, Rome became a political and cultural mecca for 18th-century Grand Tourists. Among the treasures in St. Peter's, the Pieta shows Michelangelo's masterful technique and daring imagination. With livestock grazing among the ruins, the Forum combined the pastoral with the classical, a scene which appealed to Grand Tourists. Villa d'Este's fountains provided an escape from the heat and stench of the city. The Grand Tourists' insatiable appetite for acquiring art and antiquities helped lead to the creation of the Vatican Museum. Episode 6. Naples and New Pompeii. At the opera in the royal court in Naples, the performances moved Grand Tourists in a way that the visual arts did not. The royal sculpture collection includes the massive Farnese Hercules and Farnese Bull, the largest Roman antiquity ever excavated. For Grand Tourists, Mount Vesuvius was hotter, more unpredictable, and more dangerous than it is today
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
117
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Italy
  • Grand tours (Education)
  • British
  • Travelers
  • Travel
Technique
live action
Label
Brian Sewell's grand tour of Italy, Volume 2, 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 2 of a 4 disc set
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
v. 2. Episode 4. San Gimignano, Siena, Radicofani, and Orvieto -- Episode 5. Rome -- Episode 6. Naples and New Pompeii
Control code
ocn468026222
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 117 min.)
Isbn
9781598282566
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
054961825691
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVD 17552 AMP-8256
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)468026222
System details
DVD, 16:9 widescreen; Dolby digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Brian Sewell's grand tour of Italy, Volume 2, 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 2 of a 4 disc set
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
v. 2. Episode 4. San Gimignano, Siena, Radicofani, and Orvieto -- Episode 5. Rome -- Episode 6. Naples and New Pompeii
Control code
ocn468026222
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 117 min.)
Isbn
9781598282566
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
054961825691
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVD 17552 AMP-8256
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)468026222
System details
DVD, 16:9 widescreen; Dolby digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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