Ten-part series telling the story of art from the dawn of human history to the present day, for the first time on a global scale. It is now nearly half a century since Kenneth Clark's series Civilisation thrilled audiences with its authoritative interpretation of the glories of Western art. Inspired by that groundbreaking program, this new series of Civilisations introduces a new generation to the great masterworks of beauty, ingenuity and illumination created across the continents. It explores the visual culture of societies from around the globe, revealing alongside the magnificent objects made in the West the wealth of treasures created by other cultures, from the landscape scrolls of classical China and the sculpture of the Olmecs to African bronzes, Japanese prints and Mughal miniatures. Told by three presenters, each bringing their own skills and perspectives to the series - Simon Schama, Mary Beard and David Olusoga.
文明中文物古跡及藝術品的整理。文明观后感。震撼与被震撼。《文明》解说。所有文明最终都对无法实现的目标汲汲以求，那就是征服时间。文明很大，其实很小。CIVILISATIONS。【The Second Moment of Creation】。要想研究文明，就要研究艺术，而艺术即是哲学，哲学就是世界。文明不灭。