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A220 Videocassette 1

Synopsis
6: Three examples - Heriot’s Hospital, Corsham Free School and Sir John Moore’s School - to show can be learned from buildings about education, patronage and life in 17th-century Britain.
Series
Princes and Peoples: France and the British Isles 1620-1714, Course A220
Language
English
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 119 min.
Year of production
1994
Availability
Sale; 1998 sale: £120.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Architecture; History
Keywords
buildings; domestic architecture; England; France; history of the 17th century; houses; Ireland; palaces; portrait painting; schools; stately homes

Credits

Producer
Nick Levinson; Robert Philip

Sections

Title
Reading a building
Synopsis
1: Looks at how vernacular buildings in Wales can provide historical evidence about the lives of ordinary people.

Title
Whitehall and the Louvre
Synopsis
2: Compares the two great places of Charles I and Louis XIII - their design, the courts, and the lifestyle of their regal occupants.

Title
Reading a portrait
Synopsis
3: Shows how to analyse portraits of the 17th century to learn more about the sitters, their artists and the historical context in which they were painted. Examples include Van Dyck’s painting of the Earl of Strafford, Venetia Stanley, Lady Digby as Prude

Title
Domestic buildings in Ireland and Brittany
Synopsis
4: Three Irish buildings built before 1630 which still survive today - Dalway’s Bawn, Monea Castle and Coppinger’s Court - with special reference to their stylistic features and attitude to security.

Title
Domestic buildings in Ireland and Brittany
Synopsis
5: Domestic buildings built after 1630 in Ireland and Brittany.

Title
Interpreting schools
Synopsis
6: Three examples - Heriot’s Hospital, Corsham Free School and Sir John Moore’s School - to show can be learned from buildings about education, patronage and life in 17th-century Britain.

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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