Films By Dudley Shaw Ashton

Coventry's medieval cathedral was destroyed in an air raid on 14th November, 1940. A competition was launched among British architects for a design for the rebuilding and this was won by Basil Spence, who introduces the film and provides the commentary. The development of the plan of the new cathedral is traced out, showing the influences which have affected the design. Sequences show Graham Suthe... Read more
Subtitled "Cornwall and the Sculpture of Barbara Hepworth," this film is not only a study of the work of the artist but is also an analysis of the influence on her work. ... Read more
Sam Smith, whose creations in wood evade the straightforward categories of 'toy' or 'sculpture', talks about the influences that shaped his art. ... Read more
Born Claude Gelee, in Lorrain in 1600, the painter settled in Rome in 1626 and worked there until his death in 1682. His paintings express certain interlocking conceptions and interests: classical myth, harmony, repose, space and light. ... The film explores the classical landscapes by which Claude interpreted the poetic themes of Virgil and Ovid. ... Read more
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