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Maori Arts and Culture - Carving and Decoration

New Zealand, 1963 (MIFF 1964, Sculpture)

Director: Ronald Bowie

The traditional Maori arts of carving and decoration are studied in detail and the techniques involved are illustrated by the Construction of a village meeting-hall.

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A Year at the Middelheim

Belgium, 1962
Against the changing backdrop of deciduous trees, the film exhibits the sculptures in the open air museum of Middelheim in Antwerp. ... More »

The Sluice

West Germany, 1963
An abstract art film showing large scale mobile sculp­tures, moving to the beat of jazz, and photographed against ihe background of clouds and Cologne's industrial skyline. The sculptures are by … More »

Gandhara Art

Pakistan, 1963
From the recently excavated city of Taxilla in North­western Pakistan, we are shown relics of the Hellenistic-Indigenous culture that flourished in the first century B.C. to the second century A.… More »

Architecture and Gardens of Japan

Japan, 1963
A survey of the architecture of Japan from the Shrine of Ise in mythological times, through the Heian, Muromachi and Momoyama periods, to the intimate beauty of the Edo period. ... More »

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