|Title||:||Civilisations: How Do We Look / The Eye of Faith|
|Number of Pages||:||240 pages|
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Civilisations: How Do We Look / The Eye of Faith Reviews
A surprisingly easy read given the subject, but a beautiful little book filled with great insights and pictures, particularly the second section on how we articulate faith through art (and vice versa).
I really enjoyed this. Mary Beard is always interesting and accessible. I read this in a couple of hours, but it raises questions and issues that have stayed with me for much longer. It is basically the script of her contributions to the 2018 Civilisations programmes. The book itself is nicely presented and not overly expensive, with good image quality.
Very accessible, maybe even too light and brief, but still so many lovely nuggets of insight.
1: The first film by Simon Schama looks at the formative role art and the creative imagination have played in the forging of humanity itself.
2: Mary Beard explores images of the human body in ancient art, from Mexico and Greece to Egypt and China
3: Simon Schama explores the depiction of nature. Simon discovers that landscape painting is seldom a straightforward description of observed nature
4: Professor Mary Beard explores the controversial topic of religion and art. How, and at what ...more