Civilisations: How Do We Look & the Eye of Faith

Civilisations: How Do We Look & the Eye of Faith Review

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Title:Civilisations: How Do We Look & the Eye of Faith
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Bettie?

    watch here1: 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 ...

  • Annikky

    Very accessible, maybe even too light and brief, but still so many lovely nuggets of insight....

  • Charlotte

    Reminds me of why I miss my University days. Mary Beard gives us enough information to spark our interest but not so much that it exhausts our appetite for the subject. We aren’t being thrust inform...

  • James Lancaster

    Very quick read, with beautiful photographs of the various monuments and works presented in the show. I love Mary Beard's work, but her style seems to clash with the more formal approach taken by Kenn...

  • Jo-Ann Duff (Duffy The Writer)

    If you love a good history documentary, you are likely to have watched one presented by Mary Beard. Mary is a professor of classics and has world-wide academic acclaim. She is regularly on television,...

  • Lynne

    Surprisingly easy and quick read that basically covers Beard's two episodes from the recent BBC2 epic (which was brilliant). Covering a wide range of image, Beard presents an analysis of how numerous ...

  • Kate Page

    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 t...

  • Paul Kerr

    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)...

  • Richard

    So reading about history has never been my strong point. However Mary Beard makes it interesting and kept my attention right the way through the book. The section on art, in particular how it is portr...

  • Steven

    So if you ask me what is civilisation, I say it's little more than an act of faith....