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turning to europe. but cannons failed to determine its outcome. in negotiations seems to be yours mediators succeeded in the triggering and. it was the burst of modern diplomacy. sixteen forty eight. starts oct twenty fourth on d w. i want to welcome to our highlights edition with an in-depth look at culture history and design i'm your host meghan lee here's a look at what we've put together for you today. wondrous waltz
a dance that never goes out of fashion. bold and beautiful artist long out of college is inspired by the old masters. in timeless classics a visit to the vittra desire museum in southern germany. but we kick off the show in venice the city of can our masks bridges and history but did you know that venice also has a rich tradition when it comes to fabrics now throughout the ages it's always been a destination for so weaving this is a technique that mixes so with gold or silver threads all done by hand and even in this day of mass manufacturing there are still some tailors in venice who practice this ancient art. the tourists who flock to venice normally come to see the most famous sights. but there are quiet corners where you will find phoenicians
displaying centuries old handicrafts. some of the small shops around the caligula but take house genuine treasure. and hand printed fabrics. unusual accessories made of costly hand-woven scraps. the rebellion we visit people archive of historical fabrics they date back to the golden age of silk weaving in sixteenth century venice. the luigi bevilacqua we visit gives some idea of what it must have looked like back then. they were a three hundred year old pedal driven. the exclusive velvets can only be achieved by hand at the race of about thirty centimeters today. all over the world gracing interiors from the white house to the kremlin in moscow
. and fashion designers turn them into. the women here are weaving red silk velvet to be used in the restoration of the royal palace interest. what's known as. it was invented here in venice. it's made up of several layers of fabric to create a relief like a fact. and at the same time with changing colors. another hidden treasure is the pallets of for twenty now a museum in what was the private residence of spanish textile artist and art nouveau painter marianna for to me from eight hundred ninety two. he also developed new photography techniques and design stage sets having fifty
inventions patented including printing processes that remain a trade secret to this day. mariano fortini gained fame for his process for producing is she a piece a his wife henrietta hughes did in the early twentieth century to create the iconic delphos. the production was done on cylindrical rollers to make that not only gave the fabric its a vertical. but also its horizontal crimping. that a lens in the dress and a greater allure. that. only a few steps further on the last nature of one of the world's finest opera houses it took several years of work to repair the damage caused by a major fire in one thousand nine hundred six the gold plated decks. ration in the because as
a whole is true to the original. even the exquisite cousin is a perfect copy of the original it was recreated by the b.s. fashion house and donated to the opera to the delight of tourists and venetians alike. all right moving on now to eberling an artist who is also inspired by history and tradition not good how reinterprets the works of the old masters creating rightly colored artwork which is very much in demand now he has reached such a widespread a claim that his pieces even hang next to a world famous artist like a star so let's see now what. apart from the rest. a painting by. right next to a genuine. works command some of the highest prices anywhere and a work. that lives and works in berlin where he initially studied architecture
then he decided to dedicate himself to his true calling and studied art. he finished the college of fine arts as a master student and stayed on in the german capital. for me. as an inspirational city especially for artists of course so many fellow artists are living and working here and you can sense new developments right off your live on site and i wouldn't want to do without that work with me from the. studio in the north of berlin this is where he creates his colorful pictures generally painting with acrylics and the oils on canvas. for his paintings he makes inspiration from the masters. the fact that my subjects are often. so similar probably has to do with this whole
universe of iraq and rococo my fascination with it i like to let myself be seduced by it. for. the often paints portraits of heroes and leaders. who pays tribute to the past those in decadence of the past eras through his intensive use of color. let karl has developed a technique all his own he pours the paints right on to the canvas to create thick layers that merge into one another. it takes him an average of one month to complete a painting unless he's fighting a deadline he'll take the time to work out new ideas. is grateful he's able to live from his art. either i see every little step as a highlight in our hobby of everything that comes my way beyond that i have a constant fear of stagnation and that someday the interest in these works will disappear just the fact that this hasn't happened is enough of
a highlight for me. buyers for the artists works come from all over the world some are prominent art lovers his works have also appeared in national and international exhibitions such as the berlin me collectors room. thinking are all from the scene from outside i'm sure it looks as if i've made it into a certain lead but the question is does it really change anything i'm sure we'll find out if it does but judging by the feedback typing getting it does seem to be something very advantageous for me. three or four times. but he has no intention of letting circumstances like these put him under any pressure. i used to have ambitions life of wanting to have works hanging in certain galleries and museums but now that just makes me nervous so i try to work more with blinders on and concentrate on what i've got in front of me. and i think that takes
me in the right direction all by itself least important ally not. an artist to watch out for. time now for a little dance now when you think of the waltz what comes to mind the end of course but some might say older people counting one two three one two three but if you visit vienna arguably the birthplace of the waltz you will soon learn how important it is to be in these life especially to the younger generation we visited a prominent dance school which works hard to keep this tradition alive. this dance school in austria is capitalist policy on the beauties tradition to the next generation pupil swirled and flows around the hole in times of the music the viennese waltz fast became fashionable here in the eighteenth century still popular bowls and parties today so once learn to understand that because all friends like
honestly all the princesses in the world is they could also then also wants to learn that to finish tomorrow is a survivor and that i think the waltz is either just as easy or of just as hard for both partners depending on how well they master the music and the steps. by the by itself we have to speak to me the wall says something peonies about it it's a viennese tradition this not so fun but it's also one of the most frequent dances that pulls it stimulates the home i think it's a very harmonious dance it represents austria it's part of our culture like the munition it's a. weensy influenza someone plays a waltz everyone immediately starts moving you just can't help it focused on. the viennese waltz is one of the world's fastest dances it was first mentioned in the late sept. team century it soon became established as
a ballroom dance both with the nobility and the middle classes and still hit with young and old today the world over there are various reasons why it's so popular. group wish it would make it easier to dance turning right or left the music. music is beautiful heartedness i'm sure it's a lovely feeling moving in three four times and it's right for us we just like to dance by. the compositions of johann strauss the younger made the viennese waltz some worldwide success musician and composer wrote such classics as the blue danube once and reshaped the popular image of vienna. this museum chronicles his work and that of the entire strauss dinnerstein banister music research how much reichen now is a co-founder he spent years studying the history of the strauss family which produced so many great musicians that. the breakthrough came with johann strauss
the elder around eighteen thirty he went on concert tours of england in france and caused a huge sensation with his waltzes. heel hunched all so then his son also called johann perfected the form of the waltz yet they still pull the heels if his brother you also played a decisive part and together they expanded on the waltz for. many original documents some displayed in separate rooms johann strauss the younger was born in eight hundred twenty five he composed nearly five hundred words. not far from the museum is the vienna stage opera the site of the annual opera bowl it traditionally opens with a viennese waltz. is on the feel good times to be given is walter's dance especially often at vienna's ball. we have around four hundred fifty of these
events a year practically every week except in july and august to boost the a budget for use this time and virtually every time they dance a viennese waltz is right from the start but it's always the opening waltz of those fires. waltzing successfully means practice practice and practice some more vienna's dumb schools have no shortage of customers . now earlier in the program we talked about one of venice is rich traditions while amsterdam the dutch capital is also a city steve in history during the dutch golden age which roughly spanned the seventeenth century international trade florist and exotic goods poured into the country now this period was also a boon for dutch painters such as rembrandt or yon from here just to name two or visitors to amsterdam can't help but feel as if they have stepped back in time.
picture perfect canals. artistic masterpieces and economic prosperity all symbols of the dutch golden age. in the seventeenth century amsterdam's population rapidly expanded as the netherlands mabel and mercantile power soared to new heights new affluent districts emerged and three new canals were laid out the princeton crisis and heaven ark for which the city's famous today. the newer expansions the more recent expansions were usually the places where the most affluent people moved to because then it had become too crowded in the end all the parts of the city and the new parts obviously gave the possibilities to build on a grander scale like this elegant house built in sixteen some two one for a wealthy merchant. behind a spacious home there's a garden and coachman's house
a typical set up back then to ensure overcome first desired by a prosperous merchant and his family in one thousand nine hundred four the house was acquired by a powerful merchant family the van loons. they were involved in the international trade and also in insurance policies so over the course of time due to these. trade activities they were. gaining some fortune and wealth. today part of the home is a museum the finally furnished rooms bring to life the grand lifestyle of the wealthy dutch merchants. when you enter you enter through a seventeenth century facade and then you walk through the eighteenth century and the nineteenth century and you see all the additions that the different owners including the following family have made to them.
as international trade flourished exotic goods flooded into the country like fine porcelain from china which gave rise to new domestic poultry industry. chinese for some goats really. and it's highly demanded but there's not a lot on the market and especially from the sixteen twenty civil war in china and exports stopped it's forbidden to export chinese porcelain so what do the people in delft they start copying the chinese porcelain white and bright as possible and this thin as possible and also the decorations where asian chinese. today instantly recognizable blue and white porcelain remains a popular classic the golden age was also the heyday of dutch painting the world's
finest collection is held in the reichs museum it's home to such masterpieces as when brahms nightwatch. and yen to me is milkmaid. it was an explosion of genius that lasted some hundred twenty years that's why we call it the golden age not just in awe but in everything. experts estimate that seventeenth century artists created an amazing ten million. listeners in. the life of the artist in the golden age wasn't exactly romantic but they were salesmen with clients that buyers had power and cash in commission not works that reflected their status within their own everyday lives on show break first and still lives portraits and landscapes well maria delivered normal everyday
subjects. the golden age to shape life in the netherlands today. all artists and designers aren't the only ones who take inspiration from the past or other cultures chefs do as well and here in berlin top chefs are adding a bit of japanese vice to their calling area creations and this thanks in part to marcus schmitz he specializes in soya sauce paste and other fermented products and the results are quite surprising. specialize in the production of japanese pastes like me so he's perfected the art of fermentation a centuries old technique in which food is left to ferment in containers by adding bacteria or funky the process can take years. for more than
a decade the japanese entrepreneur has been a fan of fermented foods. it was on the temperament of special about for me is that on the one hand it's naturally healthy but on the other you can use the process to create many new flavoring. so it's something you can use to create totally new things this is a type of tool i don't have to favorite hard stuff. this is a very tall trend for rediscovering old traditions explain how they work and top chefs use for mentoring gradients with experimental creations. the best known for mentored food. and pickles. limitation is a process used in kitchens around the world pickled white cabbage is a staple in korea and has been on unesco's intangible world heritage list since twenty thirteen. but if people like about fermentation that it's a natural process there are no idea preservatives or industrial manufacturing it's
really handmade. and you can do it yourself. which is where mark began fermenting he can make much larger potions in his store today he's preparing ten kilos of nice. he even need distributes japanese quality fungus boiled rice. before adding the funnelling gradient the mixture has to be put in a special place. this is my coach. i built it myself so you can adjust the temperature of the humidity. and temperature or it will perish. the rice sprinkled with cotton fungus spends two days in the sauna at thirty degrees celsius. the cooked beans are the only
ingredient still missing to finish the missile paste but first the beans have to be put through a meat grinder. only then will they mix well with the rice. then the whole mixture will spend an entire year for mentoring in a wooden barrel. i try to do different things with my fermented foods it will be boring to always do the same here i have a bridge grade fermented as me so there i have a very. so you can make a variety of things. because ultimately. when it comes to fermenting having a good imagination is an asset there are few limits to this conservation method but you do need a lot of patience. and finally round off the show with a look at the elements which contribute to making an object design i can take for example. leather and silver furniture damien hirst's diamond skull or marcel vine
does not. chair while we visit a design museum in southern germany now in search of some of the answers. this is the vittra design museum in vile i am a high southwestern germany its collection includes some twenty thousand webs that span two hundred years of design history and tax evasion features about four hundred classic items. the tale cleese's one of the museum's directives. so what exactly is a good design. and a form of which is there's no one formula for good design but of course there are elements that you'll see in many of the most outstanding designs for example functionality a certain timelessness a use of new materials it is often about expression and originality.
in the nineteenth century furniture was a mishmash of styles and eras. the profession of design only emerged as industrialization got underway. the red and blue chad designed in one thousand nine hundred seventeen by. is an early milestone in design history and interaction of vertical and horizontal planes. terms of design history it's significant because it completely revolutionized the idea of what a chair can be in the decades later designers exploring the potential of the chair and we're still referencing pieces like this new and innovative materials have always been a source of inspiration to design as well king of the powerhouse in the one nine hundred twenty s. marcel boyer broke new ground for furniture experimenting with steel tubing. after world war two designers return to traditional materials such as wood forms.
came more organic and design slowly began to filter into the lives of ordinary people. the next revolution in design was looming in the shape of plastic. in the one nine hundred fifty s. danish design event a pantheon and arrow from finland introduced a new aesthetic that was bright colorful and futuristic. society was in flux the younger generation was rebelling against the older generation and the way their homes looked designers seized on that a name to create objects that ushered in a new era in interior design in. design is always a reflection of society by the one nine hundred eighty s. the me decade when conspicuous consumption held sway design became a way of expressing individuality. nowadays technologies such as
three d. printers is once again revolutionizing the field of design and also widening its potential designers today have ever greater social responsibility. we're all aware that there's now a surfeit of goods far too much is being produced but there are all sorts of social and political problems that need solving so designers can't afford to say oh i'm not interested in all that i'm only interested in a statics. good remains interesting to see how designers will continue to tackle the problems of today. and with that we were above another week of your max now i hope you are able to tune in to our special edition series if not you can always check it out on our website well for me and my wonderful producer robin merrill and the rest of the crew here as always thanks for joining us with the ink and silver.
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