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How Art Made the World 

Documentary series looking at the influence of art on the current day situation of our society.
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Documentary series looking at the influence of art on the current day situation of our society.

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BBC [UK]

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English

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26 June 2005 (USA) See more »

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Beautiful and haunting
7 July 2016 | by moralesmassinSee all my reviews

Too often students in classrooms wonder, why am I learning about this? What good does it do to me? This is much more so when learning about something so subjective and changing as art. In this series we are shown exactly why art is not only relevant, but a cornerstone of what we, as humans, are. It shows us in a tangible way how we have built our civilizations with art, as well as brick and stone.

This series has a masterful narrative, not too complex for those who know nothing about art, or too simple for the learned. It will take you through ages and different fields of knowledge, shedding light on fundamental subjects like death, power, and the human condition itself. Dr. Nigel Spivey shares the spotlight with other specialists to explain these subjects, accompanied with beautiful shots and images literally from around the world.

How Art Made The World is, in my humble opinion, what teaching should be: interesting, intriguing and fun. After every episode we are left with the strange sensation that there's a bigger world out there, which is at the same time beautiful and haunting. This is something to think about, enjoy and share.


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