Nigel Spivey is a lecturer in Classics at Cambridge University. He has written several books on Greek and Etruscan art. He is the presenter of the BBC/PBS. How Art Made the World: A Journey to the Origins of Human Creativity . How Art Made the World di Nigel Spivey, professore di Cambridge, NON è Civilization. : How Art Made the World: A Journey to the Origins of Human Creativity (): Nigel Spivey: Books.

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Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Find out whose getting kissed on NYE. How Art Made the World —. In each episode historian Simon Schama treats, in his own erudite, unconventional and somewhat socially engaged style, a work of art from a great master. He concentrates not just on the art Sir Kenneth Clarke guides us through the ages exploring the glorious rise of civilisation in western man. Beginning with the bleakness of the dark ages to the present day, we consider A documentary about the rise of psychoanalysis as a powerful means of persuasion for both governments and corporations.

In this sensational series, shot over the course of a year, David Individual freedom is the dream of our age. It’s what our leaders promise to give us, it defines how we think of ourselves and, repeatedly, we have gone to war to impose freedom around the Nine-part series telling the story of art from the dawn of human history to the present day, for the first time on a global scale.

It is now nearly half a century since Kenneth Clark’s Over three very personal films, Sir David Attenborough looks back at the unparalleled changes in natural history that he has witnessed during his year career.


A series of films about how humans have been colonized by the machines we have built. Although we don’t realize it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers.

Documentary series looking at the influence of art on the current day situation of our society. Too often students in classrooms wonder, why am I learning about this?

What good does it do to me? This is much more so when learning about something tne subjective and changing as art. In this series we are shown exactly why art is not only relevant, but a cornerstone of what we, as humans, are.


It shows us in a tangible way how we have built our civilizations with art, as well as brick and stone. This series has a masterful narrative, not too complex for those who know nothing about art, or too simple for the learned. It will take you through ages and different fields of knowledge, shedding light on fundamental subjects like death, power, and the human condition itself. Nigel Spivey shares the spotlight with other specialists to explain these subjects, howw with beautiful shots and images literally from around the world.

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How Art Made The World is, in my humble opinion, what teaching should be: After every episode we are left with the strange sensation that there’s a bigger world out there, which is at the same time beautiful and haunting. This is something to think about, madde and share. Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.


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