Civilisation

The classic international bestseller -- a marvellously exciting and stimulating look at the emergence and development of Western civilisation 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.

Product Overview
ISBN 9780719568442
Categories BX, Crafts and Hobbies, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Lifestyle
Author(s) Kenneth Clark
Publisher John Murray Press
Pages 320
Format Paperback
Dimensions 17.1cm x 2.3cm x 20.3cm
Weight 0.305 kg

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