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Cult of Progress

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Companion to the major new BBC documentary series CIVILISATIONS, presented by Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Simon Schama
Oscar Wilde said 'Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.' Was he right? In Civilisations, David Olusoga travels the world to piece together the shared histories that link nations.
In Part One, First Contact, we discover what happened to art in the great Age of Discovery, when civilisations encountered each other for the first time. Although undoubtedly a period of conquest and destruction, it was also one of mutual curiosity, global trade and the exchange of ideas.
In Part Two, The Cult of Progress, we see how the Industrial Revolution transformed the world, impacting every corner, and every civilisation, from the cotton mills of the Midlands through Napoleon's conquest of Egypt to the decimation of both Native American and Maori populations and the advent of photography in Paris in 1839.
Incredible art - both looted and created - relays the key events and their outcomes throughout the world.


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Publisher: Profile

Kindle Book

  • Release date: March 29, 2018

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781782834199
  • File size: 11962 KB
  • Release date: March 29, 2018

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781782834199
  • File size: 11962 KB
  • Release date: March 29, 2018

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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Companion to the major new BBC documentary series CIVILISATIONS, presented by Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Simon Schama
Oscar Wilde said 'Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.' Was he right? In Civilisations, David Olusoga travels the world to piece together the shared histories that link nations.
In Part One, First Contact, we discover what happened to art in the great Age of Discovery, when civilisations encountered each other for the first time. Although undoubtedly a period of conquest and destruction, it was also one of mutual curiosity, global trade and the exchange of ideas.
In Part Two, The Cult of Progress, we see how the Industrial Revolution transformed the world, impacting every corner, and every civilisation, from the cotton mills of the Midlands through Napoleon's conquest of Egypt to the decimation of both Native American and Maori populations and the advent of photography in Paris in 1839.
Incredible art - both looted and created - relays the key events and their outcomes throughout the world.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Profile

    Kindle Book
    Release date: March 29, 2018

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781782834199
    File size: 11962 KB
    Release date: March 29, 2018

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781782834199
    File size: 11962 KB
    Release date: March 29, 2018

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English