Man--The Measure of All Things

  • 1970 ----- color ----- 52 min ----- 16mm///
  • (Civilisation series, Part 4) The dramatic emergence of the modern world in fourteenth-century Florence, the city of the Medici--among the world's greatest patrons of art--of Donatello and Masaccio, Alberti and Brunelleschi, of Ghiberti and Botticelli, of Lorenzo the Magnificent; in the courts of Urbino and Mantua and in the proud Republic of Venice. It was a period when man felt that through the power of his rediscovered individuality he could accomplish wonders.
    [ Note: this title is now available on video--look for it under the title Civilisation, Programs 4-6 ]
  • Topics: (Architecture, Art: History, Philosophy)