Civilisation

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The weighty tome that accompanied Kenneth Clark’s magnificent BBC television series, which he described himself as “not a history of the arts, but a history of the life-giving beliefs and ideas made visible and audible through the medium of art.” This book, like the television series, takes the reader from fall of the Roman Empire to the present day, in this case 1969. Instead of trying to give a complete record of each period, instead Clark concentrates on crucial civilising episodes – from Iona in the ninth century to France in the twelfth, from Florence to Urbino, from Germany to Rome, England Holland and America. This is a first edition in good condition except for some minor tearing to the dust jacket.

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The weighty tome that accompanied Kenneth Clark’s magnificent BBC television series, which he described himself as “not a history of the arts, but a history of the life-giving beliefs and ideas made visible and audible through the medium of art.” This book, like the television series, takes the reader from fall of the Roman Empire to the present day, in this case 1969. Instead of trying to give a complete record of each period, instead Clark concentrates on crucial civilising episodes – from Iona in the ninth century to France in the twelfth, from Florence to Urbino, from Germany to Rome, England Holland and America. This is a first edition in good condition except for some minor tearing to the dust jacket.

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