This Is Civilisation

HISTORY CHANNEL – Saturdays from 12 September, 6.30pm

It also looks into those parts of art history which Clark left out, in particular non-Western art traditions and the ways in which they too have shaped Western civilisation. On an epic journey through stunning locations in Greece, Turkey, France, Italy, Switzerland, Britain, Germany, Spain, Egypt, China and the United States, Collings explores how art reflects the fantastic leaps that civilisation has made. Each episode of the series tells a self-contained story about how the art of the past has given us new ways of thinking and feeling that still inform our lives today.

EP1 – YE GODS: Looks at the debt that we owe to our religious traditions and to the classical past.