Civilisation by Kenneth Clark

"Civilisation" is an in-depth exploration of Western art and culture from the Dark Ages to the twentieth century. The book provides a comprehensive examination of the major creative and intellectual movements in Western history, including the Reformation, the Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution, and the Romantic era. The author uses art, literature, music, and architecture as a lens to explore the broader social, political, and economic context of each period, offering a rich and nuanced portrait of Western civilisation.

The 2730th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 138

Since this book was first published in 1969, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 138.0.

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