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Read more about the article Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 2 – Mexico to America
Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 2 - Mexico to America
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Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 2 – Mexico to America

Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 2 - Mexico to America: Dan Cruickshank's travels take him from ancient Mayan tombs and the giant warriors of Tula in Mexico to Thomas Jefferson's home in Virginia and the Statue of Liberty.     In episode two of Dan Cruickshank's global journey to find the top 80 man-made treasures in history, we travel from the mysteries of ancient Mayan tombs to that great symbol of the modern age - the Statue of…

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Read more about the article Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 1 – Peru to Brazil
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Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 1 – Peru to Brazil

Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 1 - Peru to Brazil: Dan visits the giant Moai, the ruins of Machu Picchu and the giant statue of Rio's Christ. Cruickshank sets out on television's most ambitious treasure hunt ever – to reveal the most beautiful and precious things made by man since the dawn of time.     Filmed over five months and visiting more than 40 countries, episode one takes Dan deep into the Amazonian rainforests of Brazil, to…

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Read more about the article The Art of France – documentary
Art of France
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The Art of France – documentary

In Art of France, Andrew Graham Dixon takes viewers on a stunning visual journey through French art history in this 3 part documentary. Part 1 - Plus Ca Change     Art historian and critic Andrew Graham-Dixon opens this series with the dramatic story of French art, a story of the most powerful kings ever to rule in Europe with their glittering palaces and astounding art to go in them. He also reveals how art emerged from a struggle between tradition and…

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Read more about the article Age of the Image episode 3
Age of the Image episode 3
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Age of the Image episode 3

Age of the Image episode 3: James Fox tells the story of how, in the second half of the 20th century, artists, advertisers and film-makers used the power of images to sell us dreams. From the influence of Kodak on our family photos to psychologists persuading us what to buy, he explores how images seduced us with fantasies of a better life.     It’s a journey that takes us from the early days of the Marlboro Man to the…

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Age of the Image episode 2

Age of the Image episode 2: James Fox explores how mass communication and new technology helped 20th-century image-makers transform society, as films, photographs, TV, art and advertising all became weapons in the ideological battles of the age.     James tells the story of Marlene Dietrich and Leni Riefenstahl, who each used cinema to pursue very different visions of power and freedom. We discover how Jewish comic book artists in New York created superheroes as their act of resistance to…

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