Civilisation - Text of Internationally acclaimed Television Series

Civilisation - Text of Internationally acclaimed Television Series

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Author: Kenneth Clark
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 1987
Language: English
Pages: 272
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140165894


A marvelously exciting search by one of this century’s great art historians into the sources and development of Western Civilisation.

Kenneth Clark takes us from the fall of the Roman Empire and Iona in the ninth century to France in the twelfth, from Florence to Urbino, from Germany to Rome, England, Holland and America. Against these historical backgrounds he highlights works of genius, in architecture, sculpture and painting, in philosophy, poetry and music, in science and engineering.

A Shrewd mind, a wonderful eye and an admirable generosity of Taste…again and again he compels us to look at some more or less familiar work of art and see it afresh.

-Philip Toynbee in the Observer


The book glows with excitement for us general readers.
-Raymond Mortimer in the Sunday Times





The Skin of our Teeth

The Great Thaw

Romance and Reality

Man-The Measure of all Things

The Hero as Artist

Protest and Communication

Grandeur And Obedience

The Light of Experience

The Pursuit of Happiness

The Smile of Reason

The Worship of Nature

The Fallacies of Hope

Heroic Materialism