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Civilisation: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark

Civilisation: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark, aired in 1969, is a BBC documentary series written and presented by Kenneth Clark, outlining the history of Western art, architecture, and philosophy since the Dark Ages. The series consists of thirteen episodes, taking a historical approach to Western art from the collapse of Roman empire to the mid 20th century.

Episode 11 - The Worship of Nature

Belief in the divinity of nature, Kenneth Clark argues, usurped Christianity’s position as the chief creative force in Western civilisation and ushered in the Romantic movement. He visits Tintern Abbey, the Alps, and there discusses the landscapes of Turner and Constable.


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Romanticism
Romanticism was an artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century and in most areas was at its peak in the approximate period from 1800 to 1850.

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Episode 01 - The Skin of Our Teeth
Episode 02 - The Great Thaw
Episode 03 - Romance and Reality
Episode 04 - Man: The Measure of All Things
Episode 05 - The Hero as Artist
Episode 06 - Protest and Communication
Episode 07 - Grandeur and Obedience
Episode 08 - The Light of Experience
Episode 09 - The Pursuit of Happiness
Episode 10 - The Smile of Reason
Episode 11 - The Worship of Nature
Episode 12 - The Fallacies of Hope
Episode 13 - Heroic Materialism