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The Resource Brian Sewell's grand tour of Italy. Volume 4, Athena ; produced and directed by Christopher Bruce ; a WAG TV production for Five Programs, (videorecording)

Brian Sewell's grand tour of Italy. Volume 4, Athena ; produced and directed by Christopher Bruce ; a WAG TV production for Five Programs, (videorecording)

Label
Brian Sewell's grand tour of Italy. Volume 4
Title
Brian Sewell's grand tour of Italy. Volume 4
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 9: Vicenza, Possagno, and Padua. In Vicenza and the surrounding countryside, Grand Tourists encountered the serene, welcoming architecture of Andrea Palladio especially in the basilica and Olympic Theatre. Paintings by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and his son, Giandomenico, grace the rooms of the Villa Valmarana. The sculptor Antonio Canova did a bustling business with Grand Tourists from his studio in Possagno. At the university in Padua, Grand Tourists indulged their fascination with human anatomy (as was common in the Enlightenment), and sought cures for venereal disease from Dr. Giovanni Battista Morgagni. Episode 10: Venice. With a far-flung trading empire in silk and spices, 18th century Venice had earned a reputation for conspicuous displays of wealth and libertine ways. In the 18th century, a well-established code of manners governed even vices such as gambling and illicit liaisons at Carnival balls. The ornately decorated Doges' Palace also housed the senate chambers for the Venetian Republic. Built to commemorate the city's deliverance from the plague, Santa Maria della Salute shows Eastern influences in its largely Baroque design like many of the buildings in Venice. Bonus "side trips: tour tidbits explained" and biographies of Brian Sewell and the Grand Tour artists
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
78
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Italy
  • Grand tours (Education)
  • British
  • Travelers
  • Travel
Technique
live action
Label
Brian Sewell's grand tour of Italy. Volume 4, 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 4 of a 4 disc set
  • Bonus features: "Side trips: tour tidbits explained"; biographies of Brian Sewell and the grand tour artists; exclusive web extras
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
v. 4. Episode 9. Vicenza, Possagno, and Padua -- Episode 10. Venice
Control code
ocn468026535
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 78 min.)
Isbn
9781598282566
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
054961825691
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVD 17554 AMP-8256
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)468026535
System details
DVD, 16:9 widescreen; Dolby digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Brian Sewell's grand tour of Italy. Volume 4, 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 4 of a 4 disc set
  • Bonus features: "Side trips: tour tidbits explained"; biographies of Brian Sewell and the grand tour artists; exclusive web extras
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
v. 4. Episode 9. Vicenza, Possagno, and Padua -- Episode 10. Venice
Control code
ocn468026535
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 78 min.)
Isbn
9781598282566
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
054961825691
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVD 17554 AMP-8256
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)468026535
System details
DVD, 16:9 widescreen; Dolby digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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