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Civilisation

Clark, Kenneth; Kanopy (Firm)
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Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
Eminent art historian Lord Kenneth Clark presents the first epic television examination of Western European culture. The series was hailed as a masterpiece when it first aired in 1969 and won a Peabody Award in 1971. Popular with critics and public alike, Civilisation is regarded as one of the monumental works of television and remains the benchmark for the numerous programmes it inspired. The series was more than two years in the making, filmed in over 100 locations across 13 countries, and spans more than 16 centuries, ground-breaking in its scope and ambition in the 1960s. This is Lord Clark's personal view of the defining, crucial phases of Western cultural development. Against historical backgrounds, he reveals both the people who gave new energy to civilisation and expanded our understanding of the world and ourselves, and their works of genius in architecture, sculpture and painting, in philosophy, poetry and music, in science and in engineering. With a wealth of information and insight, sumptuous visuals, compelling narrative and dry Scottish humour, Lord Clark charts the ideas and events that have led us from the collapse of Greece and Rome, through the Renaissance and Industrial Revolution, to today. The visual tour is further augmented by readings from the likes of Shakespeare and Wordsworth and the music of the greats, from Bach to Beethoven.
Release Date
1969
Language
English
Notes
Title from title frames.
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
Recording Info
Originally produced by BBCActive in 1969.
Publisher no.
1090524 Kanopy
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1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 650 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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