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How art made the world

Author: Nigel Jonathan SpiveyMark HedgecoeFrancis WhatelyBen McPhersonMartin WilsonAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : BBC Video : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas ; Burbank, CA : Distributed in the USA and Canada 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: History
Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Art
Feature films
Nonfiction films
Documentary
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Jonathan Spivey; Mark Hedgecoe; 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: 70701339
Language Note: Closed-captioned; English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Originally produced in 2005.
Originally broadcast on PBS as a documentary over five consecutive Mondays from June 26 to July 24, 2006.
Special features: Behind the scenes : Gobekli Tepe; Series interview (with presenter Nigel Spivey and producer Mark Hedgecoe).
Credits: Photography, Chris Hartley (1,2), David Baillie (2), Tim Cragg (3), Jim Ashcroft (3,5), Louis Caulfield (4); editors, Peter Norrey (1,3), Paul Carlin (2,5), Andrea Carnevali (4), Jane Greenwood (5), Andrew Quigley (5); music, Daniel Mulhern.
Performer(s): Presented by Nigel Spivey.
Description: 2 videodiscs (290 min.) : sd., color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC ; region 1 ; widescreen (16:9) presentation ; Dolby Digital stereo ; dual layer single sided (DVD-9).
Contents: Disc 1. More human than human / produced and directed by Nick Murphy ; The day pictures were born / directed by Robin Dashwood, Mark Hedgecoe ; The art of persuasion / produced and directed by Martin Wilson --
disc 2. Once upon a time / produced and directed by Francis Whately ; To death and back / produced and directed by Ben McPherson ; Special features.
Other Titles: How humans made art and art made us human
Responsibility: a BBC/KCET Hollywood co-production ; series producer, Mark Hedgecoe.
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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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