Author: Kenneth Clark
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