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The Art of Germany DVD

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Peeling back the canvas. In a three-part epic journey through a 500-year artistic legacy Andrew Graham-Dixon explores the surprises beauty and wonder of German art. The fascinating story takes us from the towering cathedral of Cologne the woodcuts of Albrecht Drer and paintings of Grnewald to the gothic fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle the Baltic landscapes of Caspar David Friedrich and the industrialisation lent expression of Adolph Menzel and Kthe Kollwitz. As the series progresses it presents a rare focus on the cultural impact of Hitler's obsession with visual art reveals how art became an arena for the Cold War and examines the redemptive work of the visionary Joseph Beuys - the most influential artist of modern times. In an absorbing study Andrew Graham-Dixon tells the story of a national art that conveys passion precision hope and renewal and juxtaposes escapism with control and a deep affinity with nature against a love for the machine.

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  • 28 February 2011
  • Andrew Graham-Dixon
  • DVD
  • 2entertain
  • E
  • 177 minutes
  • PAL

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play  In a three-part epic journey through a 500–year artistic legacy Andrew Graham-Dixon explores the surprises beauty and wonder of German art   The fascinating story takes us from the towering cathedral of Cologne the woodcuts of Albrecht Dürer and paintings of Grünewald to the gothic fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle the Baltic landscapes of Caspar David Friedrich and the industrialisation lent expression of Adolph Menzel and Käthe Kollwitz   As the series progresses it presents a rare focus on the cultural impact of Hitler’s obsession with visual art reveals how art became an arena for the Cold War and examines the redemptive work of the “visionary” Joseph Beuys – the most influential artist of modern times

All three episodes of the BBC art series in which Andrew Graham-Dixon explores the history and cultural legacy of German art. Episodes are: 'In the Shadow of Hitler', 'Dream and Machine' and 'A Divided Land'.

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