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Civilisation: 7: Grandeur and Obedience


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A personal view by Kenneth Clark

"Papal Rome - the Rome of Sixtus V - is the most grandiose piece of town planning ever attempted. The amazing thing is that it was done only a generation after Rome had been-as it seemed - completely humiliated, almost wiped off the map."
Kenneth Clark is in the Rome of the Counter-Reformation - the Rome of Michelangelo and of Bernini. The Catholic Church in its fight against the Protestants developed a new splendour symbolised by the glory of St Peter's.

"This is a magnificent series and in each programme Sir Kenneth combines Metalled analysis with impressive large-scale judgments." (The Times)
"What Sir Kenneth is doing so admirably is not merely taking us on an extensive cultural tour; he is reminding us indirectly all the time of the oldest of old truths - but none the less true for that - that man does not live by bread alone." (Financial Times)


Presenter: Kenneth Clark
Stills Photography Director: Ann Turner
Director/Producer: Peter Montagnon
Producer: Michael Gill

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Civilisation: 7: Grandeur and Obedience

BBC One London, 30 March 1971 21.30

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