The Ascent of Man

Episode 03 - The Grain in the Stone. One of the great leaps in the ascent of man was the shaping of the environment into living spaces. Jacob Bronowski looks at the development of architecture and sculpture, visiting Arizona's Canyon de Chelly; Peru's Machu Picchu; the Aqueduct of Segovia in Spain; and Rheims, cathedrals of medieval France.

Episode 03 - The Grain in the Stone

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Go to The Ascent of Man Home or watch other episodes:

Episode 01 - Lower Than the Angels
Episode 02 - The Harvest of the Seasons
Episode 03 - The Grain in the Stone
Episode 04 - The Hidden Structure
Episode 05 - Music of the Spheres
Episode 06 - The Starry Messenger
Episode 07 - The Majestic Clockwork
Episode 08 - The Drive for Power
Episode 09 - The Ladder of Creation
Episode 10 - World within World
Episode 11 - Knowledge or Certainty
Episode 12 - Generation upon Generation
Episode 13 - The Long Childhood