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BBC Civilisation - The Complete Series (1969) The eminent art historian Sir Kenneth Clark was commissioned to write and present an epic examination of Western European culture, defining what he considered to be the crucial phases of its development. Civilisation: A Personal View by Lord Clark would be more than two years in the making, with filming in over 100 locations across 13 countries. The lavish series was hailed as a masterpiece when it was first transmitted in 1969. Civilisation, A Personal View by Lord Clark, may be the definitive documentary series of the past 50 years. Aired in 1969, this ambitious British undertaking which spanned an "80,000 mile journey visiting 13 countries, 117 locations, 18 libraries, and 118 museums," not only reconfigured the public view of documentary style, but also cemented BBC Two and its new Controller, David Attenborough, in history. In watching this thirteen-episode series, one clearly sees how Attenborough, as well as narrator Kenneth Clark, pioneered the direct-gaze speaking style of the narrator along with the concept of placing the narrator in the setting he refers to. In episode one, The Skin of Our Teeth, Clark stands in front of Notre Dame to question first, if civilization worth preserving, and secondly, what the difference between art and culture is. Heavy. In subsequent episodes, cultural history is viewed through an art historical lens. Especially wonderful is The Worship of Nature, discussing 18th century England's obsession with landscape painting in relation to religious beliefs of the period. Deep philosophy colors each 50-minute segment. This DVD set includes an interview with Attenborough. Undeniably educational, Civilisation feels eternally significant, and improves with repeated viewing. If you have never seen this series before and are interested in art history, you just landed in a honey jar. Clark takes us on a 1,500 year journey through Western Civilization starting roughly at the end of the Roman Empire and ending in mid 20th century. He tells us straight out that his aim was to follow the history of Western European civilization as seen through the eyes of its artists. Why the limitation to only Western European civilization? Apparently, Lord Clark wanted to keep the series to a manageable length. The series is over 13 hours long as it is, and one can only wonder what it would have gone on to become had he included the Egyptian, Greco-Roman, Byzantine, Islamic, Asian, African and Pre-Columbian cultures. The mind boggles. With Civilisation, Clark has done an incredible job of showing us the amazing cultural legacy left by our European forebears. And at the end he reminds us that this is only a fraction of what was actually achieved. You will recognize many of these works. Others will not be so familiar. But they carry the weight of historical significance, and everyone with at least a four year college education should be aware of the general drift of Clark's presentation. He finished this program for the BBC in 1969. It was an immediate success and you can also find the book of the same name which was a popular spinoff of the series. I recommend it also. The series came along in the midst of some of the most tumultuous scenes of civic strife of the last 50 years. Against this background, Clark laid out his thesis that Western civilization has consisted of a series of catastrophes and rebirths. He indicates that our depression over the events of the twentieth century should not lead us into abandoning the cultural legacy which has been bequeathed to us. For example, if the Black Plague of the 14th century were to strike us with the same force it did before, over a hundred million Americans would die. The Thirty Years war devastated parts of Europe even worse than World War 2. And yet, the will to survive and rebuild society was always there. It is a prescient reminder for the current generation of thoughtful people. videos: Civilisation 01 The Skin of Our Teeth.mp4 Civilisation 02 The Great Thaw.mp4 Civilisation 03 Romance and Reality.mp4 Civilisation 04 Man The Measure of all Things.mp4 Civilisation 05 The Hero as Artist.mp4 Civilisation 06 Protest and Communication.mp4 Civilisation 07 Grandeur and Obedience.mp4 Civilisation 08 The Light of Experience.mp4 Civilisation 09 The Pursuit of Happiness.mp4 Civilisation 10 The Smile of Reason.mp4 Civilisation 11 The Worship of Nature.mp4 Civilisation 12 The Fallacies of Hope.mp4 Civilisation 13 Heroic Materialism.mp4 ebooks: Athens Its Rise and Fall Book I by Bulwer Lytton.pdf Athens Its Rise and Fall ed2.pdf Athens Its Rise and Fall.pdf Benton Ted The Rise and Fall of Structural Marxism.pdf Birth of Persian Empire.pdf Book the Decline and Fall of the American Empire 2002.pdf Bourgeois UTOPIAS the Rise and Fall of Suburbia Robert Fishman.pdf British Empire.pdf Chinas Rise.pdf Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire 2.pdf Edward Gibbon Fall of the Roman Empire LIII LXXI.pdf Edward GIBBON The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.pdf Empire - Saylor, Steven.pdf Fall of the Roman Empire.pdf Germanys Third Empire.pdf Gibbon Decline and Fall of Roman Empire vol 1.pdf Gibbon Decline and Fall of Roman Empire vol 2.pdf Gibbon History of the Decline and Fall of Roman Empire 1891 Ed Vol1.pdf Gibbon History of the Decline and Fall of Roman Empire 1891 Ed Vol2.pdf Gibbon History of the Decline and Fall of Roman Empire 1891 Ed Vol3.pdf Gibbon History of the Decline and Fall of Roman Empire 1891 Ed Vol4.pdf Gibbon History of the Decline and Fall of Roman Empire 1891 Ed Vol5.pdf Gibbon History of the Decline and Fall of Roman Empire 1891 Ed Vol6.pdf Gibbon History of the Decline and Fall of Roman Empire 1891 Ed Vol7.pdf Holy Empire.pdf INCA Empire.pdf Mongol Empire.pdf Perennial Empire.pdf Rise an Fall Neoliberlaism.pdf Rise and Fall of Anarchy.pdf Rise and Fall of Infrastructures.pdf Rise and Fall of Soviet Union.pdf Sasanian Persia the Rise and Fall of an Empire.pdf The Rise and Fall of Great Powers.pdf The Rise and Fall of Society - Frank Chodorov.pdf The Rise and Fall of the Omri Dynasty.pdf The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union Martin Mccauley 2.pdf The Rise of Hitler.pdf The Rise of the Roman Empire - Polybius.pdf The Rise Of The Spanish Empire Volume 1.pdf The Roman Empire LVHS.pdf The Roman Empire.pdf Tibet After Empire.pdf Universal Empire.pdf source videos: YIFY source ebooks: me specs: running time 10 hours 44 minutes 49 seconds
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BBC Civilisation - The Complete Series (1969)

The eminent art historian Sir Kenneth Clark was commissioned to write and present an epic examination of Western European culture, defining what he considered to be the crucial phases of its development. Civilisation: A Personal View by Lord Clark would be more than two years in the making, with filming in over 100 locations across 13 countries. The lavish series was hailed as a masterpiece when it was first transmitted in 1969.

Civilisation, A Personal View by Lord Clark, may be the definitive documentary series of the past 50 years. Aired in 1969, this ambitious British undertaking which spanned an "80,000 mile journey visiting 13 countries, 117 locations, 18 libraries, and 118 museums," not only reconfigured the public view of documentary style, but also cemented BBC Two and its new Controller, David Attenborough, in history. In watching this thirteen-episode series, one clearly sees how Attenborough, as well as narrator Kenneth Clark, pioneered the direct-gaze speaking style of the narrator along with the concept of placing the narrator in the setting he refers to. In episode one, The Skin of Our Teeth, Clark stands in front of Notre Dame to question first, if civilization worth preserving, and secondly, what the difference between art and culture is. Heavy. In subsequent episodes, cultural history is viewed through an art historical lens. Especially wonderful is The Worship of Nature, discussing 18th century England's obsession with landscape painting in relation to religious beliefs of the period. Deep philosophy colors each 50-minute segment. This DVD set includes an interview with Attenborough. Undeniably educational, Civilisation feels eternally significant, and improves with repeated viewing.

If you have never seen this series before and are interested in art history, you just landed in a honey jar. Clark takes us on a 1,500 year journey through Western Civilization starting roughly at the end of the Roman Empire and ending in mid 20th century. He tells us straight out that his aim was to follow the history of Western European civilization as seen through the eyes of its artists. Why the limitation to only Western European civilization? Apparently, Lord Clark wanted to keep the series to a manageable length. The series is over 13 hours long as it is, and one can only wonder what it would have gone on to become had he included the Egyptian, Greco-Roman, Byzantine, Islamic, Asian, African and Pre-Columbian cultures. The mind boggles. With Civilisation, Clark has done an incredible job of showing us the amazing cultural legacy left by our European forebears. And at the end he reminds us that this is only a fraction of what was actually achieved. You will recognize many of these works. Others will not be so familiar. But they carry the weight of historical significance, and everyone with at least a four year college education should be aware of the general drift of Clark's presentation. He finished this program for the BBC in 1969. It was an immediate success and you can also find the book of the same name which was a popular spinoff of the series. I recommend it also. The series came along in the midst of some of the most tumultuous scenes of civic strife of the last 50 years. Against this background, Clark laid out his thesis that Western civilization has consisted of a series of catastrophes and rebirths. He indicates that our depression over the events of the twentieth century should not lead us into abandoning the cultural legacy which has been bequeathed to us. For example, if the Black Plague of the 14th century were to strike us with the same force it did before, over a hundred million Americans would die. The Thirty Years war devastated parts of Europe even worse than World War 2. And yet, the will to survive and rebuild society was always there. It is a prescient reminder for the current generation of thoughtful people.

videos:

Civilisation 01 The Skin of Our Teeth.mp4
Civilisation 02 The Great Thaw.mp4
Civilisation 03 Romance and Reality.mp4
Civilisation 04 Man The Measure of all Things.mp4
Civilisation 05 The Hero as Artist.mp4
Civilisation 06 Protest and Communication.mp4
Civilisation 07 Grandeur and Obedience.mp4
Civilisation 08 The Light of Experience.mp4
Civilisation 09 The Pursuit of Happiness.mp4
Civilisation 10 The Smile of Reason.mp4
Civilisation 11 The Worship of Nature.mp4
Civilisation 12 The Fallacies of Hope.mp4
Civilisation 13 Heroic Materialism.mp4

ebooks:

Athens Its Rise and Fall Book I by Bulwer Lytton.pdf
Athens Its Rise and Fall ed2.pdf
Athens Its Rise and Fall.pdf
Benton Ted The Rise and Fall of Structural Marxism.pdf
Birth of Persian Empire.pdf
Book the Decline and Fall of the American Empire 2002.pdf
Bourgeois UTOPIAS the Rise and Fall of Suburbia Robert Fishman.pdf
British Empire.pdf
Chinas Rise.pdf
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire 2.pdf
Edward Gibbon Fall of the Roman Empire LIII LXXI.pdf
Edward GIBBON The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.pdf
Empire - Saylor, Steven.pdf
Fall of the Roman Empire.pdf
Germanys Third Empire.pdf
Gibbon Decline and Fall of Roman Empire vol 1.pdf
Gibbon Decline and Fall of Roman Empire vol 2.pdf
Gibbon History of the Decline and Fall of Roman Empire 1891 Ed Vol1.pdf
Gibbon History of the Decline and Fall of Roman Empire 1891 Ed Vol2.pdf
Gibbon History of the Decline and Fall of Roman Empire 1891 Ed Vol3.pdf
Gibbon History of the Decline and Fall of Roman Empire 1891 Ed Vol4.pdf
Gibbon History of the Decline and Fall of Roman Empire 1891 Ed Vol5.pdf
Gibbon History of the Decline and Fall of Roman Empire 1891 Ed Vol6.pdf
Gibbon History of the Decline and Fall of Roman Empire 1891 Ed Vol7.pdf
Holy Empire.pdf
INCA Empire.pdf
Mongol Empire.pdf
Perennial Empire.pdf
Rise an Fall Neoliberlaism.pdf
Rise and Fall of Anarchy.pdf
Rise and Fall of Infrastructures.pdf
Rise and Fall of Soviet Union.pdf
Sasanian Persia the Rise and Fall of an Empire.pdf
The Rise and Fall of Great Powers.pdf
The Rise and Fall of Society - Frank Chodorov.pdf
The Rise and Fall of the Omri Dynasty.pdf
The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union Martin Mccauley 2.pdf
The Rise of Hitler.pdf
The Rise of the Roman Empire - Polybius.pdf
The Rise Of The Spanish Empire Volume 1.pdf
The Roman Empire LVHS.pdf
The Roman Empire.pdf
Tibet After Empire.pdf
Universal Empire.pdf

source videos: YIFY

source ebooks: me

specs: running time 10 hours 44 minutes 49 seconds

Comments

Thanks. Looks interesting. 100 locations and 13 countries sold me.