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How Art Made the World

How Art Made the World
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Martin Wilson Martin Wilson

Starring (View all)
Nigel Spivey Nigel Spivey
Dominic Ffytche Dominic Ffytche
  Himself - Institute of Psychiatry
James David Lewis-Williams James David Lewis-Williams
  Himself - University of Witwatersrand
Stefano Mariottini Stefano Mariottini
  Himself - Fmr. Pakistan Commander
Vilayanur Ramachandran Vilayanur Ramachandran
  Himself - University of California, San Diego
David Attenborough David Attenborough
George Miller George Miller
Neil Armstrong Neil Armstrong

Written by
Paul Zelevansky Paul Zelevansky
(3 episodes, 2005)


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Description: Why does our world look like it does? That great modern mystery is spectacularly unraveled in this international landmark series and epic quest across five continents and 100,000 years via some of the greatest treasures of the ancient world—to the heart of human creativity. Host Dr. Nigel Spivey, a Classical Archaeology professor from Cambridge, asserts, over five episodes, that not only have cultures thrived according to their abilities to communicate visually, but also that, though art, we can historically trace human needs and desires because our minds drive us to create images. Questioning how and why art influences soc ... (more)
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Robson rated this 9/10 1 year, 10 months ago