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WHITFIELD, P.: History of Western Art (The) (Unabridged)

What is art? Why do we value images of saints, kings, goddesses, battles, landscapes or cities in eras utterly remote from our own? This history of art shows how painters, sculptors and architects have expressed the belief systems of their age—religious, political and aesthetic. From the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece to the revolutionary years of the 19th and 20th centuries, the artist has acted as a mirror to the ideals and conflicts of the human mind. He has always started with reality, but has selected and reshaped that reality to create a parallel world: a world of the imagination.



Disc 1

  The History of Western Art (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Part One – Art in the Ancient and Classical World 00:04:42
2.   Play with flash player Whatever the answer, it is clear these pictures were part… 00:04:19
3.   Play with flash player The Civilisations of the Ancient Near East 00:06:02
4.   Play with flash player Mesopotamian religion centred on a pantheon of gods… 00:06:50
5.   Play with flash player The Art of the Greek World 00:06:21
6.   Play with flash player By the 7th century BCE… 00:03:42
7.   Play with flash player Vase painting was an intimate, domestic art… 00:06:19
8.   Play with flash player The third great manifestation of Greek art… 00:04:16
9.   Play with flash player Roman Art 00:05:43
10.   Play with flash player It was in architecture that the Romans showed… 00:05:50
11.   Play with flash player Christian Art from the Catacombs to the Gothic Cathedrals 00:06:13
12.   Play with flash player The most famous of the earlier mosaic churches… 00:06:07
13.   Play with flash player In northern Europe, on the eve of Christianisation… 00:07:23
14.   Play with flash player Retrospect 00:02:44


Disc 2

  The History of Western Art (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Part Two: Renaissance and Baroque – Italian Renaissance 00:06:33
2.   Play with flash player On the intellectual level… 00:04:58
3.   Play with flash player Architecture 00:07:12
4.   Play with flash player A Revolution in Painting 00:07:25
5.   Play with flash player The High Renaissance 00:05:08
6.   Play with flash player The Northern Renaissance 00:07:25
7.   Play with flash player Mannerism 00:02:25
8.   Play with flash player The Baroque Age 00:04:51
9.   Play with flash player The Baroque churches aimed at a fusion of the arts… 00:04:22
10.   Play with flash player But what of painting in this age 00:05:58
11.   Play with flash player Painting in the Netherlands 00:06:07
12.   Play with flash player The Rococo 00:06:47
13.   Play with flash player English Neoclassicism 00:04:54
14.   Play with flash player Retrospect 00:05:20


Disc 3

  The History of Western Art (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The 19th Century – The Age of Revolutions 00:06:03
2.   Play with flash player The Forerunners of Romanticism in England 00:05:37
3.   Play with flash player France: Classicism and Romanticism 00:06:59
4.   Play with flash player Goya – Psychological Realism 00:04:48
5.   Play with flash player International Romanticism 00:06:19
6.   Play with flash player For Romanticism was international… 00:04:48
7.   Play with flash player The Impact of Photography – America 00:05:55
8.   Play with flash player In the post - War years American painting came to maturity… 00:03:41
9.   Play with flash player French Impressionism 00:04:41
10.   Play with flash player The question about reality and truth in art… 00:04:07
11.   Play with flash player The Post - Impressionists 00:07:44
12.   Play with flash player Symbolist Art 00:05:47
13.   Play with flash player Architecture 00:05:06
14.   Play with flash player But perhaps the most radical building of the century… 00:06:47


Disc 4

  The History of Western Art (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The 20th Century 00:07:32
2.   Play with flash player The First Two Decades: One Revolution or Many 00:03:18
3.   Play with flash player The second revolutionary surge also came in France… 00:04:45
4.   Play with flash player The artistic centres of Germany pushed forward… 00:06:31
5.   Play with flash player Futurism was indebted to Cubism… 00:05:52
6.   Play with flash player Post - War in Europe 00:05:47
7.   Play with flash player De Chirico exemplified an important feature… 00:05:39
8.   Play with flash player American Realism 00:04:40
9.   Play with flash player American Avant - Garde 00:05:49
10.   Play with flash player The culminations of abstract Expressionism came… 00:06:09
11.   Play with flash player Art Back in the Real World 00:04:32
12.   Play with flash player Photorealism sometimes took a single photograph… 00:04:53
13.   Play with flash player As far as the smaller installation is concerned… 00:05:50
14.   Play with flash player Modern Architecture 00:03:59
15.   Play with flash player Retrospect 00:04:12

Total Playing Time: 05:13:46






Author(s):
Whitfield, Peter

Reader(s):
Comberti, Sebastian

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0055

Barcode: 9781843795063

Release Date: 2011

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