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written by Francoise Levie, 1940-; in The Mystery of the Frozen Tombs of Siberia: A Young Lady Emerges From the Ice (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2019)
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in Who Owns the Past (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2018)
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in Cannibalism (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2018)
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Can Easter Island's Treasures Withstand Storms of Climate Change?
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produced by NewsHour Productions (Arlington, VA: NewsHour Productions, 2018), 10 mins
Spectacular giant statues evoke history and mystery on Easter Island, a place that has symbolized what humans can achieve and then destroy. Now everywhere you look on the island, home to about 6,000 residents, there are signs of coastal erosion and dangers of climate change. As part of our series Culture at Risk,...
produced by NewsHour Productions (Arlington, VA: NewsHour Productions, 2018), 10 mins
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Civilisations (Arts), Episode 1 of 9, Second Moment Of Creation
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directed by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 1 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 53 mins
Simon Schama investigates the remote origins of human creativity with the first known marks made some 80,000 years ago in South African caves; marks which were not dictated merely by humanity's physical needs. As time passes the elements of civilisation are assembled: written language, codes of law, and expression...
directed by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 1 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 53 mins
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Civilisations (Arts), Episode 2 of 9, How Do We Look
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directed by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016; presented by Dame Mary Beard, 1955-; produced by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016 and Caroline Buckley, fl. 2009, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 2 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 54 mins
Mary Beard looks at images of the human body in ancient art, seeking answers to fundamental questions at the heart of ideas about civilisations. Why have human beings always made art about themselves? What were these images for? And in what ways do some ancient conventions of representing the body still affect us...
directed by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016; presented by Dame Mary Beard, 1955-; produced by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016 and Caroline Buckley, fl. 2009, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 2 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 54 mins
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Civilisations (Arts), Episode 3 of 9, Paradise On Earth
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directed by Ashley Gething, 1970-; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Ashley Gething, 1970-, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 3 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 53 mins
Simon Schama examines one of our deepest artistic urges: the depiction of nature. Simon discovers that landscape painting is seldom a straightforward description of observed nature; rather it's a projection of dreams and idylls, as well as of escapes and refuges from human turmoil; the elusive paradise on earth. S...
directed by Ashley Gething, 1970-; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Ashley Gething, 1970-, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 3 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 53 mins
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Civilisations (Arts), Episode 4 of 9, God And Art
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directed by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016; presented by Dame Mary Beard, 1955-; produced by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016 and Caroline Buckley, fl. 2009, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 4 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 59 mins
Mary Beard broaches the controversial, sometimes dangerous, topic of religion and art. For millennia, art has inspired religion as much as religion has inspired art. Yet there are fundamental problems, which all religions share, in making God or gods visible in the human world. How, and at what cost, do you make t...
directed by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016; presented by Dame Mary Beard, 1955-; produced by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016 and Caroline Buckley, fl. 2009, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 4 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 59 mins
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Civilisations (Arts), Episode 5 of 9, Renaissances
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directed by Ashley Gething, 1970-; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Ashley Gething, 1970-, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 5 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 54 mins
Think Renaissance and you think Italy. But in the 15th and 16th centuries the great Islamic empires experienced their own extraordinary cultural flowering. The two phenomena did not unfold in separate artistic universes; they were acutely conscious of, and in competition with, each other and mutually open to influ...
directed by Ashley Gething, 1970-; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Ashley Gething, 1970-, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 5 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 54 mins
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Civilisations (Arts), Episode 7 of 9, Color And Light
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directed by Hugo Macgregor, fl. 2005; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Hugo Macgregor, fl. 2005, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 7 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 58 mins
Simon Schama starts his meditation on colour and civilisation with the great Gothic cathedrals of Amiens and Chartres. He then moves to 16th century Venice where masterpieces such as Giovanni Bellini's San Zaccaria altarpiece and Titian's Bacchus and Ariadne contested the assumption that drawing would always be su...
directed by Hugo Macgregor, fl. 2005; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Hugo Macgregor, fl. 2005, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 7 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 58 mins
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