Kenneth Clark's sweeping narrative looks at how Western Europe evolved in the wake of the collapse of the Roman Empire, to produce the ideas, books, buildings, works of art and great individuals that make up our civilisation. The author takes us from Iona in the ninth century to France in the twelfth, from Florence to Urbino, from Germany to Rome, England, Holland and America. Against these historical backgrounds he sketches an extraordinary cast of characters -- the men and women who gave new energy to civilisation and expanded our understanding of the world and of ourselves. He also highlights the works of genius they produced -- in architecture, sculpture and painting, in philosophy, poetry and music, and in science and engineering, from Raphael's School of Athens to the bridges of Brunel.
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Kenneth Clark was born in 1903 and was educated at the University of Oxford. Aged 30, he was appointed Director of the National Gallery - he remained there until 1945. He has been Slade Professor of Fine Art at Oxford, Chairman of the Arts Council and Chairman of the Independent Television Authority. He was knighted in 1938 and made a Life Peer in 1969. In 1976 he was awarded the Order of Merit. He is widely known for his television programmes on art, as well as for his writing.
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Buchbeschreibung British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC], 1979. Paperback. Please note that at 1.1Kg. this book will require additional postage outside of the UK. | 9¾" x 6¾". 359pp. Index. | Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Artikel-Nr. 154708
Buchbeschreibung Hardcover. Harper & Row, New York, 1970, Erstauflage, 359 S., OLn Goldpr., Oschutz., Fotos, Bildtafeln; Englisch, Zustand: 2; l. Gebrauchssp. [Geschichte, Zivilisation] Sprache: Deutsch. Artikel-Nr. 38567
Buchbeschreibung Hodder And Stoughton, 1991. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. Auflage: New edition. 360 Seiten Frisches Exemplar. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1094 24,6 x 17,4 x 2,8 cm, Taschenbuch. Artikel-Nr. 61715