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How art made the world : how humans made art and art made us human

Author: Nigel Jonathan SpiveyFrancis WhatelyBen McPhersonMartin WilsonNick MurphyAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : BBC Video : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas ; Burbank, CA : Distributed in the U.S. by Warner Home Video, [2006]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reveals how the first big artistic discoveries were made and how they have cascaded down the centuries to define the look of the present day. Encompassing everything from cave paints to ceramics and pyramids to palaces, this film explores the global trend for unrealistic depictions of the human body; the secret powers of the feature film; how politicians manage to manipulate people so easily; visions of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
History
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
DVD-Video discs
Videodiscs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Jonathan Spivey; Francis Whately; Ben McPherson; Martin Wilson; Nick Murphy; Robin Dashwood; Daniel Mulhern; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; BBC Video (Firm); BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc.; KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.); Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1419821040 9781419821042
OCLC Number: 489635725
Language Note: English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Originally produced in 2005.
Special features include behind the scenes footage ; interview with presenter Dr. Nigel Spivey and producer, Mark Hedgecoe.
Credits: Photography, David Baillie, Chris Hartley, Tim Cragg, Jim Ashcroft ; editor, Paul Carlin, Peter Norrey ; music, Daniel Mulhern.
Performer(s): Host, Dr. Nigel Spivey.
Description: 2 videodiscs (290 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo., DVD-9.
Contents: More human than human --
The day pictures were born --
The art of persuasion --
Once upon a time --
To death and back.
Responsibility: a BBC TV production in association with KCET Hollywood ; series producer, Mark Hedgecoe ; produced and directed by Francis Whately, Ben McPherson, Martin Wilson, Nick Murphy and Robin Dashwood.

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Reveals how the first big artistic discoveries were made and how they have cascaded down the centuries to define the look of the present day. Encompassing everything from cave paints to ceramics and pyramids to palaces, this film explores the global trend for unrealistic depictions of the human body; the secret powers of the feature film; how politicians manage to manipulate people so easily; visions of the afterlife; and why we use imagery at all.

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