Grandeur and Obedience

Civilisation Episode 7 of 13

Sir Kenneth Clark presents one of the classic episodes of his history of the civilised culture of the western world. He examines the Catholic world in the 16th Century, especially the city of Rome which blossomed architecturally and sculpturally during the Counter Reformation under the hands of the baroque artist Bernini. This programme features the celebrated and stunning tracking shot through Raphael's Loggia.

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50 minutes

Last on

Sun 27 Mar 2011 17:20

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Role Contributor
WriterKenneth Clark
NarratorKenneth Clark
DirectorPeter Montagnan
ProducerMichael Gill
ProducerPeter Montagnon

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