Artisans of Florence

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The great Florentine tradition of creativity and craftsmanship still flourishes against the background of the works and monuments of the past. Through the lives and work of three skilled contemporary craftsmen, we are introduced to modern Florentine life and classic Florentine art. (1964 IFF catalog) The Institute of Art in Florence furnishes the setting for examples of Italian art and handicraft. Ceramics, drawing, sculpting, leather tooling, silver hammering and jewelry designing. Also shows Italian home life and Italian agriculture. Closes with a "Fiesta dell'uva"- the feast of the grapes. (


Edited Film

Country/Location: Italy (Florence)

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Producer: Julien Bryan

Director: Victor Vicas

Cinematographer: Victor Vicas

Production Company: IFF

Additional Production: Original story by Norman Borisoff, On-screen commentary by Tom Cobb, Musical direction by Gene Forrell, Narration by Tony Kraber; Peter Voutsas (assistant).

Running Time: 21 min.

Years Filmed: 1947

Decade Produced: 1940s

Years Distributed: 1948-19_

Film Gauge: 35mm

Stock: B&W Nitrate

Footage Count: 750'

Sound: Narrated

Notes: Footage for this film shot by cinematographer simultaneously with material contracted by the UN. Features the Florentine Institute of Art.

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