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Civilisation

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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Civilisation

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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