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Summary: Profiles twelve contemporary artists from three urban centers: Berlin, Johannesburg, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2018

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ART

Summary: Charles Loloma was one of the first Native American jewelers to use gold instead of silver and diamonds and other precious gems in addition to turquoise, coral, and shell. His innovative designs, so sculptural in quality, were internationally acclaimed. And his clients included celebrities, monarchs, and presidents. This program examines the work of Charles Loloma-and how the visionary behind...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Filmed in Japan, this program pushes beyond the stereotypes to objectively examine the history of manga, how manga are drawn, and manga's influence on Japanese life as illustrated by cosplay bars, where people dress up as their favorite characters; manga kissa, 24/7 manga cafes; and Comicket, the twice-annual comics market that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors. The program also...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: This program examines the pottery of Grace Medicine Flower and her brother Joseph Lone Wolf, members of the renowned Tafoya family of Santa Clara Pueblo. They revived and expanded the traditional forms and techniques of their pre-Columbian ancestors, the Mimbres, to create exquisite works featuring abstract designs and emphasizing sgraffito and polychrome techniques. Together with their father,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Sculptor Allan Houser won international recognition for his depiction of the stoic, powerful figures of his Chiricahua Apache and Navajo families in wood, stone, and metal. This program follows Houser-also acclaimed for his murals and paintings-from quarry to studio, where he sculpts a face in marble, and to the Shidoni Foundry, where he casts a bronze head. The art of Houser, whose father was...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Unconventional and "paradoxical" are two of the more common words people use to describe R. C. Gorman, an award-winning Navajo painter and printmaker who treats Native American subjects ranging from geometrics to nudes with a distinctly Mexican artistic sensibility. This program films the man The New York Times dubbed "The Picasso of American Indian Art" as he works, capturing his fascination...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: From the immense golden sun of The Weather Project at the Tate Modern to his New York Waterfalls, Olafur Eliasson has created large-scale installations that situate viewers in the ambiguous zones between communal and individual awareness. Filmed over a period of five years, this program follows the Danish-Icelandic artist's work in locations around the world. English-language interviews with...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Charming, Mercuria. Mystifying, Overpowering, the list of adjectives used to describe Anish Kapoor's installations and public sculptures seems endless. And yet, as varied as the responses to his work are, Kapoor has precise goals in mind for each piece, and his creative outlook, while certainly wide-ranging, is enriched by specific influences and traditions. This program follows the Indian-born...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: With the five-part Cremaster Cycle of films, multi-award-winning artist Matthew Barney invented a densely layered and interconnected sculptural world that surreally combines sports, biology, sexuality, history, and mythology as it organically evolves. In this program, Barney, Guggenheim curator Nancy Spector, and others deconstruct the Cycle's filming and subsequent translation into sculptural...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: This program is a timeless retrospective on the life and career of Isamu Noguchi, whose binational heritage sent him back and forth between Japan and America seeking a new artistic synthesis. He started his career in Paris as Constantin Brancusi's apprentice. He made his name in New York. And, after World War II, he brought a fresh modernist wind to Japan, putting his mark on Japanese ceramics,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: The word "YES" morphs into "NO." A man with a hat becomes a rabbit. A human face doubles as the space between two other faces. These are some of the visual challenges at the core of Markus Raetz's art-tricks that call into question the viewer's fundamental assumptions about reality, movement, and change. In this program, the Swiss artist allows cameras into his studio to record his creative...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Albert Paley is world-renowned for his metal work in jewelry and large-scale sculpture. This program provides a comprehensive overview of his life and work, including his studies at Temple University's Tyler School of Art, his early work in jewelry design, and more contemporary works such as the Renwick Gates and his decorative architectural sculpture for Bausch & Lomb. Commentary from...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Henry Moore's work is so representative of mid-20th-century modernist concerns that a generation of art viewers may be unfamiliar with it. This program facilitates a rediscovery of the brilliant sculptor and draftsman by freshly examining many of his drawings, graphics, and monuments. From his most iconic pieces to his lesser-known works, including the amazingly relevant WWII-era tube shelter...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: One day.I had a vision: I saw the Earth as sculpture. Isamu Noguchi often said that the space around a thing is as important as the thing itself. This program shows Noguchi turning landscapes into participatory works of art as it follows in dramatic detail the struggle to bring his ideas to fruition at Miami's Bayfront Park and at Moere Numa Park, outside Sapporo. His austere sets for Martha...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Concerned primarily with the sociopolitical history of art, scholar T. J. Clark has, in the past, come into conflict with critic Michael Fried, a proponent of aesthetically based views of painting and sculpture. This program documents a discussion of two Jackson Pollock works in which Clark and Fried strive for common ground. Studying Lavender Mist, both commentators remark on the compressed...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Promoted in its time as a celebration—or at least a fully informed study—of foreign ethnicities and customs, the 1900 World’s Fair is recognized today as a spectacle of Eurocentric myopia. This program lays bare that conceit as it interweaves archival photographs, film clips, and posters from the Fair with commentary from renowned art historians. Offerings from museum collections across the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Its influences include comic books, B-movies, rock 'n' roll, surfing, hot rods, and Cold War imagery. Art historians call it Pop Surrealism; practitioners call it Lowbrow. With dozens of artist and gallery curator interviews, along with hundreds of examples, this program chronicles Lowbrow's evolution, its iconoclasm and often antagonistic relation to abstract expressionism, as well as the rise...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: The abstract geometric paintings of Helen Hardin beautifully illustrate the artist's struggle to depict aspects of her native heritage yet depart from the Santa Fe/Dorothy Dunn model of her predecessors-including her mother, the acclaimed Pablita Velarde. This program takes a close look at the work of a gifted Santa Clara painter and printmaker who acted almost as if she knew that her time to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Salle, David

Summary: How does art work? How does it move us, inform us, challenge us? Internationally renowned painter David Salle's incisive essay collection illuminates the work of many of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Engaging with a wide range of Salle's friends and contemporaries-from painters to conceptual artists such as Jeff Koons, John Baldessari, Roy Lichtenstein, and Alex Katz,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Summary: This text examines the collection of feminist art in the Museum of Modern Art. It features essays presenting a range of generational and cultural perspectives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Museum of Modern Art 2010

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 709.04 MOD

Summary: The first to portray the Native American as "real, not red," Fritz Scholder has been a major influence on an entire generation of Native American artists. This program films Scholder, an artist of Luiseno descent, as he takes his painting Television Indian and his lithograph Film Indian from conception to completion. His unsentimental vision and his technique-a blend of abstract expressionism,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: A quarter-century following the death of Abstract Expressionist firebrand Jackson Pollock, renowned critic Clement Greenberg and art historian T. J. Clark sat down to discuss the legendary painter's career, working methods, and legacy. This program documents their talk, focusing on Pollock's work from the mid-1940s onward and highlighting Greenberg's firsthand observations of the artist in his...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Vincent Scully is arguably the best-known living art historian in the United States today. This program explores the phenomenon of Scully, tracing his connection to New Haven, where he was born, and to Yale from the time he entered as a freshman in 1936 to the present. It follows the arc of his interests in classical art and architecture to American architecture, historic preservation, and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Professor Fred Orton of the University of Leeds has a long and distinguished history as an interpreter of Jasper Johns' work. In this program, Orton looks at Flag, the mid-1950s painting that established Johns as a central figure on the postmodern art landscape; he also closely examines one of the artist's most recent paintings, Catenary (Jacob's Ladder) Through his exploration of these works,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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