Originally produced as a repeating video program for viewing at the exhibition.
Executive produer, Susan M. Arensberg ; cinematography, John Adderley, John Conway, Rob Lyall ; editors, Mike Harvey, Joshua Granger, Patrick Donnelly.
Narrator: Lisa Simeone.
A look at the art nouveau movement, focusing mainly on the art nouveau, 1890-1914 exhibition held at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England. Includes archival film footage from the period and features interviews with prominent scholars.
1. Origins: a revolt becomes a style --
2. The materials of invention --
3. Alternative histories --
4. The impact of Asia --
5. The arabesques of Islam --
6. Nature --
7. Spirituality and psychology --
8. The total work of art --
9. An international style --
10. The legacy.