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Vienna [electronic resource]

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Telling a tale of scandal and revolution, in this program cultural correspondent Stephen Smith discusses how Gustav Klimt and other groundbreaking artists brought their own highly erotic version of Art Nouveau to Vienna. Smith discovers that Viennese Jugendstil was more than just a decorative delight as artists strove to infuse the new style with social meaning. Revealing the design genius of Josef Hoffmann, the graphic work of Koloman Moser, and the emergence of the enfant terrible Egon Schiele, Smith unpacks the stories behind a style that burned brightly but briefly at the end of the 19th century.
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50 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 Nouveau (2:11)
  • Vienna (2:20)
  • Old Vienna (2:20)
  • Risking Artistic Ridicule (2:25)
  • Klimt Turns His Back on the Establishment (4:26)
  • Ver Sacrum (3:35)
  • Secession Building (3:10)
  • Bless You: the Secession Aesthetic (4:06)
  • Artistic Expression (3:40)
  • Finest Art Nouveau Building in Brussels (2:38)
  • Stoclet Palais (2:47)
  • Klimt's Masterpiece (3:08)
  • Art Nouveau Criticism (3:57)
  • Changing Artistic Styles (5:00)
  • Artistic Freedom (3:51)
  • Credits: Vienna: Sex and Sensibility-The Allure of Art Nouveau (0:41)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012.
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  • 52567s Films Media Group
  • 52570 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
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