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Man - The Measure of all Things

Civilisation Episode 4 of 13

Kenneth Clark continues his personal reflections on civilisation with a look at Renaissance man.

Clark visits Florence, where the resurrection of a classical past first gave a new impetus to European thought, and then journeys to the palaces of Urbino and Mantua, where the Renaissance manifested itself in glorious architecture.

He talks of Humanism and of perspective, of Donatello, Botticelli and Van Eyck.

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50 minutes

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Sun 6 Mar 2011 18:20

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Role Contributor
WriterKenneth Clark
NarratorKenneth Clark
DirectorMichael Gill
ProducerMichael Gill
ProducerPeter Montagnon
ComposerEdwin Astley

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