ebook How Do We Look / The Eye of Faith: As seen on TV · Civilisations

By Mary Beard

cover image of Civilisations

Sign up to save your library

With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts.

   Not today

Find this title in Libby, the library reading app by OverDrive.

app-store-button-en.svg play-store-badge-en.svg

Search for a digital library with this title

Title found at these libraries:


'The reigning Queen of Classics' Spectator
'Mary Beard is the best in the business' Dan Snow
'Excellent' Guardian
'Enthralling' Sunday Times
Britain's most famous classicist asks: what are civilisations?

Central to this huge question are the ways in which we have depicted the human and the divine from prehistory to the present day. And across such iconic creations as Angkor Wat, the Ravenna mosaics and China's terracotta army, one ancient representation of the human body still influences (or distorts) how people in the West see not only their own culture but that of others.
From idolatry to iconoclasm, Mary Beard shines her spotlight on the artists who made art, and on those who have used, viewed, or interpreted it - and asked how to look with the eye of faith.