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Civilizations / a Nutopia production for BBC and PBS ; written & presented by Mary Beard (episodes 2, 3), David Olusoga (episodes 4, 8), Simon Schama (episodes 1, 5, 6, 7, 9) ; additional writing by Shaun Trevisick ; produced & directed by Ashley Gething, Matthew Hill, Ian Leese, Tim Niel ; series producers, Melanie Fall, Shaun Trevisick.

Beard, Mary, 1955- (on-screen presenter,, screenwriter.). Olusoga, David, (on-screen presenter,, screenwriter.). Schama, Simon, (on-screen presenter,, screenwriter.). Trevisick, Shaun, (television producer,, screenwriter.). Gething, Ashley, (television director,, television producer.). Hill, Matthew (Producer), (television director,, television producer.). Leese, Ian, (television director,, television producer.). Niel, Tim, (television director,, television producer.). Schreiber, Liev, (narrator.). Nutopia (Firm), (production company.). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (publisher.). PBS Distribution (Firm), (film distributor.).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531704865
  • ISBN: 1531704867
  • Physical Description: 3 videodiscs (approximately 8 hr.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2018]
  • Distributor: [Arlington, Virginia] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) are a function of the disc and serve the same purpose as closed captions."
Title from container.
Widescreen (16x9)
"From the ancient to the modern, art and culture define who we are'--cover.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1. The second moment of creation ; How do we look? ; God and art -- Disc 2. Encounters ; Renaissances ; Paradise on earth -- Disc 3. Color and light ; The cult of progress ; What is art good for?
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Presenters, Mary Beard, David Olusoga, Simon Schama.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Liev Schreiber ; presenters, Mary Beard, David Olusoga, Simon Schama.
Summary, etc.:
Inspired by Kenneth Clark's highly acclaimed mini-series "Civilisation", "Civilizations" surveys the history of art, from antiquity to the present, emphasizing the role art and the creative imagination have played in the creation of culture and civilization.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TVPG.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen; stereo.
Language Note:
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Subject: Art > History.
Arts > History.
Civilization > History.
Humanity in art > History.
Imagination.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Historical television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Television mini-series.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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