8.3/10
568
4 user 2 critic

How Art Made the World 

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

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2005  

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Simon Schama's Power of Art (TV Series 2006)
Documentary | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

In each episode historian Simon Schama treats, in his own erudite, unconventional and somewhat socially engaged style, a work of art from a great master. He concentrates not just on the art... See full summary »

Stars: Simon Schama, Grégoire Bonnet, Allan Corduner
The Renaissance Unchained (TV Series 2016)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

In this series critic and writer Waldemar Januszczak challenges the traditional review that the European Renaissance originated in southern Europe, advocating a case for the north instead.

Stars: Waldemar Januzczak
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Stars: Samuel West, Richard Cork, Jonathan Jones
The Century of the Self (TV Mini-Series 2002)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

A documentary about the rise of psychoanalysis as a powerful means of persuasion for both governments and corporations.

Stars: Adam Curtis, Ann Bernays, Robert Reich
Modern Masters (TV Mini-Series 2010)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Stars: Alastair Sooke
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  

In this three-part documentary series Waldemar Januszczak discovers paintings, sculptures and architecture of the Baroque period. Starting from the square of Saint Peter's Basilica in Italy to St Paul's Cathedral in England.

Stars: Waldemar Januzczak
The Dark Ages: An Age of Light (TV Mini-Series 2012)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Christianity slowly emerged from being a persecuted minority to the state religion of the Roman Empire. This episode is a history of the ways believers grappled with a way to depict Jesus. ... See full summary »

Stars: Shaun Greenhalgh, Waldemar Januzczak
First Life (TV Mini-Series 2010)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

David Attenborough goes back in time to investigate the origins of life.

Stars: David Attenborough, Hazel Barton, Jean-Bernard Caron
Civilisation (TV Series 1969)
Documentary | History | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Sir Kenneth Clarke guides us through the ages exploring the glorious rise of civilisation in western man. Beginning with the bleakness of the dark ages to the present day, we consider ... See full summary »

Stars: Kenneth Clark, Nicholas Blake, William Devlin
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

An account of man's development through his scientific and technological achievements.

Stars: Jacob Bronowski, Joss Ackland, Roy Dotrice
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Over three very personal films, Sir David Attenborough looks back at the unparalleled changes in natural history that he has witnessed during his 60-year career.

Stars: David Attenborough
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

This 4 part series describes the various artists, their style, their likes and travails of the day. Introduced by an amusing Waldemar Januzczak in an easy to watch production. Each part has... See full summary »

Stars: Waldemar Januzczak
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Nigel Spivey Nigel Spivey ...  Presenter 5 episodes, 2005
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

archeology | anthropology | See All (2) »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I dynami tis tehnis See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(5 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Lorenzo's Oil (1992) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Compelling, informative and moving.
10 September 2006 | by dhaukaSee all my reviews

I found the series compelling, informative and moving. The authors and presenter focus on the present with its political and material preoccupations by using a powerful lens from the past. Events as troubling as 9-11 or as profound as our contemplation of death are shown under a new light that leaves one wanting more. There is an unflinching quality to the series - magnified by the seemingly upper class presence of Cambridge professor Dr. Nigel Spivey - that takes for granted the viewer's intelligence, curiosity and willingness to challenge their preconceptions. Best of all, perhaps, the series dares to state not only the historic importance of art in human development, but arts vital role in every aspect of daily life. The series is an example of educational programming of the highest order, dealing with complex subjects in a manner that is both accessible and demanding, inciting the viewer to investigate a wide range of subjects. At that same time, the series never loses sight of its central concern - the joys and sorrows of being human as traced through art in its myriad forms.


12 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed