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Paris [electronic resource]

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Uncovering how the extraordinary style first erupted into the cityscape, this program explores Paris's bohemian past and the controversial figures who inspired the Art Nouveau movement there. Cultural correspondent Stephen Smith builds a picture of fin de siècle Paris through a look at Alphonse Mucha's sensual posters of Sarah Bernhardt and the exquisite jewelry of René Lalique, and by visiting iconic locations such as Maxim's. Through the work of glassmaker Emile Gallé and architect Hector Guimard, Smith also explains how artists risked their reputations to create works they thought could effect social change.
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49 min.
12 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 15, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Sex and Sensibility: The Allure of Art Nouveau
  • Art Noveau: Le Petite Palais (4:01)
  • Emergence of Art Noveau (2:22)
  • Setting the Scene for Art Noveau (1:58)
  • Muse of Art Noveau (5:13)
  • Icon of Art Noveau (2:40)
  • Great Society Jeweler (4:02)
  • Serious Side of Art Nouveau (4:30)
  • École de Nancy Museum (2:22)
  • "Les Hommes Noirs" (4:43)
  • Emile Gallé's Last Piece (1:51)
  • Art Nouveau Apartment Architecture (6:37)
  • Art Nouveau Metro Entrances (3:33)
  • Fall of Art Nouvea (2:37)
  • Credits: Paris: Sex and Sensibility-The Allure of Art Nouveau (0:42)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012.
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  • 52567s Films Media Group
  • 52568 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (49 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
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