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In our latest episode on the films of Andrei Tarkovsky, we discuss Rublev, a strange an vivid depiction of life in medieval Russia, including this iconic casting of a great church bell.⁠


A still from Tarkovsky's Rublev, an film about a medieval painter and the complex power of faith. We discuss the strange, often overwrought dialogue of Tarkovsky's films in our latest episode!⁠

New Episode!! 63 — Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky — 1/3 — Setting the Stage⁠

In this first part of our new series on legendary Russian director Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky we discuss his early films: Ivan's Childhood (1962), Andrei Rublev (1966), So…

In his early films, Tarkovsky is still trying to find his unique style, but playing with reflections, dream-like sequences and heavy camera movements all portend the weirdness to come. (The Steamroller and the Violin, 1961)⁠

We discuss these early …

Like Tarkovsky's other films he made whilst in film school, 'The Steamroller and the Violin' tries to stay politically correct to Soviet values. We tackle Tarkovsky's problematic relationship with the hierarchies of Soviet Russia in our forthcoming episo…

Andrei Tarkovsky's 'The Steamroller and the Violin' tells the story of a disaffected pampered youth and his unlikely friendship with an older man working in construction. We will discuss this early film of Tarkovsky's in our forthcoming bonus episode…

A still from Andrei Tarkovsky's 'The Steamroller and the Violin' (1961), one of Tarkovsky's earliest films. Watch out for our new series of episodes covering ALL of Tarkovsky's movies, coming out soon.⁠

The Loggia of the Palazzo Rucellai in Florence. (Now tragically a Bang and Olufsen shop - check the pinned instagram story)⁠

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The belltower at Ferrara Cathedral, generally attributed to Leon Battista Alberti.⁠

We've got a new series of episodes coming out soon, and we're going from 15th century classical architecture to 20th century cinematography, with the one and only A…

The Palazzo Rucellai in Florence, designed by Leon Battista Alberti.⁠

Catch our latest bonus episode on Alberti, out now for Patreon subscribers.⁠

Details from the facade of Santa Maria Novella, designed by Leon Battista Alberti in Florence.⁠

Check out our latest bonus episode on Alberti on our Patreon.⁠

New Patreon Bonus!! 62.5 — Leon Battista Alberti — Painting the Family⁠

These are some of our final thoughts on Alberti, a unique figure of the early Renaissance, but also a wannabe polymath who wanted to write about lots more than just architectur…

Detail from the facade of Santa Maria Novella in Florence, designed by Leon Battista Alberti. And innovative combination of Medieval and Romanesque materials with Renaissance Classicism.⁠

We've recently released a bonus episode examining Alberti's …

To hear a discussion of this adorably scaled tomb of Giovanni Rucellai, check out our latest episode on Leon Battista Alberti. ⁠

Giovanni Rucellai was one of the most powerful men in Florence, so it seems perfectly natural that Alberti would take inspiration for his tomb from Jesus' tomb at the Holy Sepulchre. You can see this perfect architectural statement today in the church of…

The perfect jewellery box tomb of Giovanni Rucellai, in the church of San Pancrazio, Florence. Modelled on the supposed tomb of Jesus in the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem. Designed by Leon Battista Alberti 1464-7. Make sure you check out our pinned instagram…

Don't miss out on our latest episode, discussing the buildings of Leon Battista Alberti and there curious combination of rigorous proportion and Roman references. Check out our Instagram for a pinned story to watch as you listen!

If you're listening to our new episode on Leon Battista Alberti (2/2) and his buildings, make sure you check out our pinned Instagram story, which includes photos of all the buildings we discuss!

New episode dropping this afternoon! Alberti part 2, discussing the buildings that Leon Battista Alberti designed in Florence, Mantua, Rimini and elsewhere.

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