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Civilisations. [Episode 3], Paradise on Earth

Title
Civilisations. [Episode 3], Paradise on Earth / produced & directed by Ashley Gething ; a BBC Open University partnership.
Publication
London, England : BBC Worldwide, 2018.
Physical Description
1 streaming video (54 minutes)
Local Notes
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Notes
Title from resource description page (viewed November 20, 2019).
Adapted from a program by Simon Schama.
In English.
Access and use
Access restricted by licensing agreement.
Summary
Simon Schama examines one of our deepest artistic urges: the depiction of nature. Simon discovers that landscape painting is seldom a straightforward description of observed nature; rather it's a projection of dreams and idylls, as well as of escapes and refuges from human turmoil; the elusive paradise on earth. Simon begins in the 10th century, in Song dynasty China. The Song scrolls are never innocent of the values of that world: the landscapes depict immense mountains projecting imperial authority. But as that authority was threatened and overwhelmed, majestic mountains are represented in geological turmoil, writhing and heaving.
Variant and related titles
Paradise on Earth
Picturing paradise
ASP-AVON OCLC KB.
Format
Images / Online / Video & Film
Language
English
Added to Catalog
January 27, 2020
Performers
Narrated by Liev Schreiber.
Genre/Form
Documentary television programs.
History.
Documentary television programs.
Also listed under
Schama, Simon, onscreen presenter.
Gething, Ashley, director, producer.
Schreiber, Liev, narrator.
British Broadcasting Corporation, production company.
Open University, production company.
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