How art made the world [videorecording] /

by Spivey, Nigel Jonathan [hst]; Hedgecoe, Mark [pro]; Whately, Francis [pro]; McPherson, Ben [pro]; Wilson, Martin [pro]; Murphy, Nick [pro]; Dashwood, Robin [drt]; Mulhern, Daniel [cmp]; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; BBC Video (Firm); BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc; KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.); Warner Home Video (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: [New York] : Burbank, CA : BBC Video : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas ; Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video, c2006Description: 2 videodiscs (290 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1419821040: ; 9781419821042.Language note: English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.Title notes: $24.95 9/1/11 (cc)Other title: Subtitle on container: How humans made art and art made us human.Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Art -- History | Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) | Imagery (Psychology) | Art -- Psychological aspects | Imagery (Psychology) in art | Motion pictures -- Semiotics | Art -- History | Documentary television programs | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Art -- Television special | Documentary -- Television specialOnline resources: Connect to material related to this title online
Contents:
Disc 1. More human than human / produced and directed by Nick Murphy ; The day pictures were born / directed by Robin Dashwood, Mark Hedgecoe ; The art of persuasion / produced and directed by Martin Wilson -- disc 2. Once upon a time / produced and directed by Francis Whately ; To death and back / produced and directed by Ben McPherson ; Special features.
Presented by Nigel Spivey.Summary: Reveals how the first big artistic discoveries were made and how they have cascaded down the centuries to define the look of the present day. Encompassing everything from cave paints to ceramics and pyramids to palaces, this film explores the global trend for unrealistic depictions of the human body; the secret powers of the feature film; how politicians manage to manipulate people so easily; visions of the afterlife; and why we use imagery at all.
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Encompassing everything from cave paintings to ceramics and pyramids to palaces, this film explores the secret powers of the feature film; how politicians manage to manipulate people so easily; visions of the afterlife; and why we use imagery at all.

DVD ; NTSC ; region 1 ; widescreen (16:9) presentation ; Dolby Digital stereo ; dual layer single sided (DVD-9).

English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Presented by Nigel Spivey.

Photography, Chris Hartley (1,2), David Baillie (2), Tim Cragg (3), Jim Ashcroft (3,5), Louis Caulfield (4); editors, Peter Norrey (1,3), Paul Carlin (2,5), Andrea Carnevali (4), Jane Greenwood (5), Andrew Quigley (5); music, Daniel Mulhern.

Originally produced in 2005.

Originally broadcast on PBS as a documentary over five consecutive Mondays from June 26 to July 24, 2006.

Special features: Behind the scenes : Gobekli Tepe; Series interview (with presenter Nigel Spivey and producer Mark Hedgecoe).

Reveals how the first big artistic discoveries were made and how they have cascaded down the centuries to define the look of the present day. Encompassing everything from cave paints to ceramics and pyramids to palaces, this film explores the global trend for unrealistic depictions of the human body; the secret powers of the feature film; how politicians manage to manipulate people so easily; visions of the afterlife; and why we use imagery at all.

Disc 1. More human than human / produced and directed by Nick Murphy ; The day pictures were born / directed by Robin Dashwood, Mark Hedgecoe ; The art of persuasion / produced and directed by Martin Wilson -- disc 2. Once upon a time / produced and directed by Francis Whately ; To death and back / produced and directed by Ben McPherson ; Special features.

$24.95 9/1/11 (cc)

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