Nigel Jonathan Spivey
"An authoritative and accessible study of the foundations, development and enduring legacy of the cultures of Greece and Rome centers on 10 locations of seminal importance to the development of Classical civilization, including Troy, Athens and Sparta. By the author of The Ancient Olympics."--NoveList.
Reveals how the first big artistic discoveries were made and how they have cascaded down the centuries to define the look of the present day. Encompassing everything from cave paints to ceramics and pyramids to palaces, this film explores the global trend for unrealistic depictions of the human body; the secret powers of the feature film; how politicians manage to manipulate people so easily; visions of the afterlife; and why we use imagery at all....