Mary Beard opens her book with the conviction that what we see is as important to our understanding of civilisation as what we read and hear. Part One highlights the art of the human body, Part Two the images of God and gods. This book is part of a new BBC series; not a re-make of Kenneth Clark’s but a new and wider look at civilisations worldwide.
David Olusoga, Civilisations: First Contact & the Cult of Progress
Hardback £15 published 5thApril