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Civilisation

Episode 10: The Smile of Reason

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A look at the beginnings of revolutionary politics in the 18th Century.

Kenneth Clark looks at the beginnings of revolutionary politics in the 18th Century.

Kenneth Clark looks at the beginnings of revolutionary politics in the 18th Century.

His theme takes him from great palaces like Blenheim and Versailles, to Edinburgh, and to the hills of Virginia where Thomas Jefferson made his home in the 1760s.

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Episode 8: The Light of Experience

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Kenneth Clark looks at the Holland of Rembrandt and the London of Purcell and Wren.

Kenneth Clark's story takes him from the Holland of Rembrandt and Vermeer to the London of Wren, Purcell and the Royal Society.

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Episode 3: Romance and Reality

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Kenneth Clark travels to France and Italy to capture the spirit of the later Middle Ages.

Kenneth Clark journeys from the Loire through Tuscany and Umbria, to Pisa, as he explores the aspirations of the later Middle Ages in France and Italy.

Kenneth Clark journeys from the Loire through Tuscany and Umbria, to the cathedral at Pisa. He explores the aspirations of the later Middle Ages in France and Italy, looking at the work of Giotto and Dante among other artists.

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Episode 4: Man - The Measure of all Things

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Kenneth Clark continues his reflections on civilisation with a look at Renaissance man.

Kenneth Clark continues his personal reflections on civilisation with a look at Renaissance man.

Kenneth Clark continues his personal reflections on civilisation with a look at Renaissance man.

Clark visits Florence, where the resurrection of a classical past first gave a new impetus to European thought, and then journeys to the palaces of Urbino and Mantua, where the Renaissance manifested itself in glorious architecture.

He talks of Humanism and of perspective, of Donatello, Botticelli and Van Eyck.

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Episode 1: The Skin of Our Teeth

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Kenneth Clark's classic 1969 series looks at how European art survived the Dark Ages.

Classic 1969 series. Kenneth Clark looks at the re-establishment of civilisation in Western Europe after the fall of Rome.

Sir Kenneth Clark begins his classic 1969 series on the history of civilisation with the re-establishment of civilisation in Western Europe, in the tenth century after the fall of Rome to barbarism. He travels from Byzantine Ravenna to the Celtic Hebrides examining aqueducts, cathedrals, the lives of the Vikings and of the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne.

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