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Civilisation - A Personal View (original 1969; edition 1969)

by Kenneth Clark

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Title:Civilisation - A Personal View
Authors:Kenneth Clark
Info:Harper (1969), Edition: 1st, Hardcover
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Civilisation: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark (1969)

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VG copy, softcover
  Hawken04 | Nov 17, 2012 |
Book published to accompany The BBC Television series of the same title.
  rossah | Jul 8, 2012 |
This is a dreadful book from an excellent TV series.
If one is producing an art book, one would be disappointed that the illustrations were all going to be black and white. When this was compounded by the decision to stick all the pictures in a block in the middle of the book, then one raises the white flag meekly: but wait, there's just one more twist of the knife, the original TV script is not going to be changed for the new literary format.
Oh dear! ( )
1 vote the.ken.petersen | Jan 10, 2010 |
Excellent. Only four stars because this is a book of a miniseries of programs and a little, not much, is lost in change of medium. Well illustrated. Clark writes well and with conviction about the progress of western civiliztion as illustrated through art. ( )
1 vote Smiley | Jan 23, 2009 |
Civilization > History/Art > History
1 vote | Budzul | May 31, 2008 |
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"Kenneth Clark's sweeping narrative looks at how Western Europe evolved in the wake of the collapse of the Roman Empire, to produce the ideas, books, buildings, works of art and great individuals that make up our civilisation."
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Art historian Sir Kenneth Clark presents an epic examination of Western European culture, defining what he considers to be the crucial phases of its development. This lavish series was hailed as a masterpiece when it was broadcast in 1969.

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