"...over 600 definitive stills plus 10 video sequences. Art and the
videodisc format seem to be made for one another."
Video Rating Guide for Libraries
"Libraries with a need for videos in this area would do well to consider
the series for purchase."
"Patrons will find it valuable for art history, history and travel
"Art of the Western World...where the idea of the artist becomes
synonymous with genius."
"An excellent, visually appealing introduction to western art. Highly
recommended for both high school and public libraries."
School Library Journal
"The on-site filming is technically excellent,...and for architecture and
free-standing sculpture the television motion is crucial for our
"When the words supplement pictures, as in describing the development of
Romanesque vaulting or the versatility of the Roman arch in building
elevated roads...knowledge is absorbed easily."
"...as a supplement to any study of Western civilization from 600 B.C. to
the 1980s, these tapes have valuable visual content."
St. Paul Pioneer Press
"A commendably ambitious, elegantly filmed and written sweep through the
more noble endeavors of Western civilization."
New York Daily News
"It's stunning....the nine-part series is a first rate communicator."
"Art of the Western World. Expect fascinating tidbits, like the fact
that there weren't any obstructed-view seats in the Roman Coliseum."
College and Research Libraries News
"Art of the Western World approaches its topic from the point of view
that art must be studied against the backdrop of its social and
historical contexts and that the works of art must be seen in their
actual physical settings."
"...programs which clarify major themes and milestones in the history of
art. Rather than overwhelm the viewer with a barrage of names, dates,
and styles, Art of the Western World programs focus on several
representative works that can serve as paradigms for the most salient
concepts of the period in question."
"As part of its educational function, libraries can help to create an
awareness of the importance of the tradition of western art and its
impact on today's world by tying into this television series."
American Video Conference Awards
1990 Finalist Award for "Realms of Light: The Baroque"
Birmingham International Educational Film Festival
1990 Finalist Award for "A White Garment of Churches: Romanesque and Gothic"
Chicago International Film Festival
1990 Silver Plaque Award for "A White Garment of Churches: Romanesque and Gothic"
Columbus International Film and Video Festival
1990 Honorable Mention Award for "Realms of Light: The Baroque"
International Film and TV Festival of New York
1990 Finalist Award for "Into the Twentieth Century"
International Association of Audio Visual Communicators
1990 Special Achievement "Cindy" in Writing for "A White Garment of Churches: Romanesque and Gothic"