How Art Made the World - Episode Guide
Programme One - More Human Than Human...
One image dominates our contemporary world above all others: the human body. How Art Made the World travels from the modern world of advertising to the temples of classical Greece and the tombs of ancient Egypt to solve the mystery of why humans surround themselves with images of the body that are so unrealistic.
Programme Two - The Day Pictures Were Born
The discovery of prehistoric cave paintings in the last century led to the shocking realisation that humans have been creating art for over 30,000 years. Episode two reveals how the very first pictures ever made were created, and how images may have triggered the greatest change in human history.
Programme Three - The Art of Persuasion
The visual devices used by Tony Blair and George Bush to get themselves elected and maintain power, come not from modern times, but a world that is thousands of years old. How Art Made the World ventures back to the creation of Stonehenge and the reign of Alexander the Great to reveal how imagery became an indispensable weapon in every leader's political armoury.
Programme Four - Once Upon a Time
Each year over seven billion people across the world are drawn to see the latest feature films in the cinema. This episode reveals how the most powerful storytelling medium ever created exploits visual techniques invented by artists in the ancient world.
Programme Five - To Death and Back
Today in the 21st Century people see fewer real dead bodies than at any time in history. Yet in the modern world we seem almost obsessed with images of death. In an investigation encompassing ancient Jericho, Aztec America, and classical Italy, How Art Made the World discovers what it is that has compelled human beings to surround themselves with images of death for thousands of years.
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More Human Than Human...
Gli Eroi Venuti dal Mare (Heroes from the Sea
The Photographic Record of the Riace Bronzes) - edited by Satriani & Paoletti
The Day Pictures Were Born
The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art
The Shamans of Prehistory: Trance and Magic in the Painted Caves
Jean Clottes, David Lewis-Williams
Chauvet Cave: The Discovery of the World's Oldest Paintings
Jean-Marie Chauvet, Eliette Brunel Deschamps, Christian Hilaire, Jean Clottes, Paul G. Bahn
Return to Chauvet Cave: Excavating the Birthplace of Art - The First Full Report
Thames and Hudson Ltd
Cave of Lascaux
Mario Ruspoli, Yves Coppens
Cambridge Illustrated History of Archaeology (Cambridge Illustrated Histories)
After the Ice, A Global Human History 20,000 - 5000BC
The Art of Persuasion
The Image of Augustus
Susan Walker & Andrew Burnett
The Power of Images in the Age of Augustus
Conquest and Empire: Reign of Alexander the Great
From Cyrus to Alexander
Once Upon a Time
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Translation of The Epic of Gilgamesh
Hadrian's column of Trajan
Narrative and Event in Ancient Art
Peter J. Holliday
Pictorial Narrative in Antiquity and the Middle Ages
Studies in the History of Art 16 (1985)
Contemporary Aboriginal Art
To Death and Back
Digging Up Jericho
The Archaeology of Death And Burial
Mike Parker Pearson
Etruscan Civilization: A Cultural History
City of Sacrifice: Violence From The Aztec Empire to the Modern Americas
The Denial of Death
Ernest Becker, 2000
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