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Civilisations

Alternative title
Civilisations: Our Story Told Through Art
Synopsis
This BBC remake of Kenneth Clark’s acclaimed 1969 series tells the story of art from its origins to the present day. Presented by Simon Schama, Mary Beard and David Olusoga, the programmes explore the visual culture of societies from around the globe, revealing alongside the magnificent objects made in the West, the wealth of treasures created by other cultures, from the landscape scrolls of classical China and the sculpture of the Olmecs to African bronzes, Japanese prints and Mughal miniatures.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2018
Subjects
Arts and Humanities
Keywords
art; history of art; visual culture

Credits

Contributor
David Olusoga; Mary Beard; Simon Schama

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£17.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
522 minutes
Year
2018

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor

Name

BBC Worldwide

 

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