Civilisations: First Contact / The Cult of Progress : As seen on TV

Description

Companion to the major new BBC documentary series CIVILISATIONS, presented by Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Simon Schama Oscar Wilde said 'Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.' Was he right? In Civilisations, David Olusoga travels the world to piece together the shared histories that link nations. In Part One, First Contact, we discover what happened to art in the great Age of Discovery, when civilisations encountered each other for the first time. Although undoubtedly a period of conquest and destruction, it was also one of mutual curiosity, global trade and the exchange of ideas. In Part Two, The Cult of Progress, we see how the Industrial Revolution transformed the world, impacting every corner, and every civilisation, from the cotton mills of the Midlands through Napoleon's conquest of Egypt to the decimation of both Native American and Maori populations and the advent of photography in Paris in 1839. Incredible art - both looted and created - relays the key events and their outcomes throughout the world.

Details

Author(s)
David Olusoga
Format
Hardback | 304 pages
Dimensions
158 x 230 x 28mm | 810g
Publication date
03 Sep 2019
Publisher
Profile Books Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
Main
Illustrations note
Fully illustrated throughout
ISBN10
1781259976
ISBN13
9781781259979
Bestsellers rank
127,593