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Title Encounters [videorecording] : the meeting of Asia and Europe 1500-1800 / an Illuminations production.

Imprint [London] : Illuminations, c2004.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    ASIA ENC    Available
Description 1 videodisc (50 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Special features include 6 additional short films introduced by curators that focus on some of the most precious and spectacular artworks from an exhibition held at the V & A, 23 September - 5 December 2004.
Performer Narrator, Sturart Headlam ; original music, Simon Brewer.
Summary In the three centuries after the explorer Vasco de Gama first landed in India in 1492, meetings, trade and exchanges of all kinds flourished between the peoples of Europe and Asia. These encounters and the hybrid cultures that developed have left an extraordinary legacy of exquisite works of art and compelling human stories. Produced alongside the V&A's landmark 2004 exhibition, Encounters explores both the western fascination for the exotic materials of Asia as well as the interest in European technologies in India, China and Japan. The film considers the religious and diplomatic dimensions of the story, the immensely profitable trading networks and the fantasies imagined of faraway cultures by both Europeans and Asians.
System Details DVD, PAL, widescreen presentation.
Subject Art, Asian.
Art, European.
East and West.
Art, European -- Oriental influences.
Art, Asian -- European influences.
Asia -- Relations -- Europe.
Europe -- Relations -- Asia.
Asia -- Commerce -- Europe -- History.
Europe -- Commerce -- Asia -- History.
Added Author Brewer, Simon.
Headlam, Sturart.
Illuminations (Firm)
Added Title Eastern encounters at the V&A
Standard No. 5060033831496

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