The book to accompnay the groundbreaking BBC series of teh same name, broadcast in 1969 . The series consisted of thirteen programmes, written and presented by Clark, covering western European civilisation from the end of the Dark Ages to the early twentieth century. As the civilisation under consideration excludes Graeco-Roman, Asian and other historically important cultures, a title was chosen that disclaimed comprehensiveness: Civilisation: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark.
@A personal view of how Western European art and culture evolved after the collapse of teh Roman Empire, and produced the ideas, books, buildings , works of art and great individuals that make up a civilisation'
In very good condition solid in dustjacket, co-published by teh BBC and John Murray UK. 359 pages illustrated in high quality colour .