|Title||:||Civilisations: How Do We Look / The Eye of Faith: As seen on TV|
|Number of Pages||:||240 pages|
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Civilisations: How Do We Look / The Eye of Faith: As seen on TV Reviews
So if you ask me what is civilisation, I say it's little more than an act of faith.
1: The first film by Simon Schama looks at the formative role art and the creative imagination have played in the forging of humanity itself.
2: Mary Beard explores images of the human body in ancient art, from Mexico and Greece to Egypt and China
3: Simon Schama explores the depiction of nature. Simon discovers that landscape painting is seldom a straightforward description of observed nature
4: Professor Mary Beard explores the controversial topic of religion and art. How, and at what ...more
Reminds me of why I miss my University days. Mary Beard gives us enough information to spark our interest but not so much that it exhausts our appetite for the subject. We aren’t being thrust information that’s purely black and white, this means this and that is that, but being gently guided to ask questions, explore ideas and think more deeply for ourselves.
Plain speaking and very accessible, touching on a broad range for the length of the book, I hadn’t really planned to blitz through in one s ...more
Very accessible, maybe even too light and brief, but still so many lovely nuggets of insight.