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  1. Baptistery, Padua, The (1993 Video)

    Producer
    Charles Cooper
    Subject
    Art
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min., 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Explores the fascinating and complex decorative scheme painted by Giusto de Menabuoi, which fills the interior of the public baptistery commandeered to act as a family funerary chapel by Fina Buzzacarina,...

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  2. Classical Sculpture and the Enlightenment (1993 Video)

    Producer
    Robert Philip
    Subject
    Classical studies
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min., 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    The Grand Tour took many people of taste and wealth to Italy in the 18th century. Antique artefacts brought back from some of these travels form the nucleus of many of today’s museum collections. This...

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  3. Palazzo Pubblico, Siena (1993)

    Producer
    Charles Cooper
    Subject
    Architecture; Art
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (DVD-R, 25 minutes), £34.99 (CM)

    Analyses the function and design of the Palazzo Pubblico, or city hall, built to honour and beautify the independent city-state. The celebrated frescos by Simone Martini and Ambrogio Lorenzetti provide an...

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  4. Carlo Levi Stopped Here (1992 Video)

    Director
    Virginia Heath
    Producer
    Tariq Ali
    Distribution
    Sale (Clips and Footage), Videocassette. VHS. col. 45 min.

    Considers the relationship between the industrialised north of Italy and the underdeveloped south, as expressed in the paintings of Carlo Levi, author of ‘Christ Stopped at Eboli’.

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  5. Essential History of Europe (1992 Video)

    Producer
    John Triffit
    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 12 x 30 min., 1996 sale: £240.00 (+VAT +p&p) series

    12: Profiles Belgium, whose success lies in its iron and steel industry, geographical position and arms trade, and also its Eurocrats.

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  6. Gillo Pontecorvo: The Dictatorship of Truth (1992 Video)

    Director
    Oliver Curtis
    Producer
    Tariq Ali
    Subject
    Film & television production
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 40 min.

    Profiles the life of Italian film-maker Gillo Pontecorvo. David Puttnam and Edward Said discuss his influence on political cinema. Also contains an interview with Pontecorvo.

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  7. Tiziano: Dominio e Illusione Della Pittura (1992 Video)

    Subject
    Art
    Distribution
    Sale, LaserVision videodisc. 2 sides.

    The paintings of Titian (Tiziano Vecellio, 1490-1576).

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  8. Mussolini and Italian Fascism (1991 Video)

    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 30 min., 1996 sale: £19.99 (+VAT inc. p&p)

    Covers Mussolini’s origins and rise to power, the nature of Fascism; Mussolini as supreme opportunist; illusions and delusions; the new imperialism; nemesis. Presented by Professor J A Davis with Danis...

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  9. Metamorhphism in the Italian Alps (1990 Video)

    Subject
    Geology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min., 1999 sale: £85.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Because the European Alps are the result of the most recent period of mountain building, formed within the last 100 million years, the region is often used as a model for the study of orogenic belts....

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  10. Pilgrimage: The Shrine at Loreto (1990 Video)

    Producer
    Charles Cooper
    Subject
    Religious studies
    Distribution
    Off-air recording licence Sale, 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Looks at the nature of pilgrimage, in particular at pilgrims visiting the Holy House at Loreto in Italy. Investigates the nature of the miracle in which the Virgin Mary’s house was transported by angels...

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