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Why is the BBC censuring Kenneth Clark’s ‘Civilisation’?

26 April 2024

3:11 AM

26 April 2024

3:11 AM

‘What is Civilisation? I don’t know. I can’t definite it in abstract terms – yet. But I think I can recognise it when I see it; and I am looking at it now.’ So suggested Kenneth Clark, looking towards Notre Dame at the start of Civilisation, his magisterial televisual guide through Western art, architecture, and philosophy.

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