Survey the history of art, from antiquity to the present, on a global scale. Discover the role art and creative imagination have played in forging humanity, and see works of beauty, ingenuity, and illumination across cultures.
Civilizations Survey the history of art, from antiquity to the present, on a global scale. This nine-part series reveals the role art and creative imagination have played in forging humanity, and introduces viewers to works of beauty, ingenuity, and illumination across cultures. Principal contributors Simon Schama, Mary Beard, and David Olusoga travel across the globe, visiting such cultural landmarks as the great mosques of Istanbul, the ancient cities of Mesoamerica, the Buddhist caves of Ajanta in India, the Aztecs' Templo Mayor in modern Mexico City, the funeral site of China's first emperor and many more. Narrated by Liev Schreiber.
Producer: Melanie Fall, Shaun Trevisick, Denys Blakeway, Michael Jackson, Jane Root, Mark Bell, Jonty Claypole, Tim Niel
Executive Producer: Mark Bell, Jonty Claypole
Production Company: BBC; Public Broadcasting Service; Nutopia Ltd
Production Year: 2018
Copyright Year: 2018
Narrator: Liev Schreiber
Writers: Simon Schama, Mary Beard, David Olusoga
Number of Discs: 3
Length: 480 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Language Track: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen
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