A History of European Art[DVD] - The Great Courses, 48 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor William Kloss, M.A., Oberlin College, Independent Art Historian, The Smithsonian Associates, Smithsonian Institution. In 48 beautifully illustrated lectures you will encounter all the landmarks you would expect to find in a comprehensive survey of Western art since the Middle Ages. Works such as Giotto's Arena Chapel, Van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece, Leonardo's The Last Supper, Michelangelo's David, Vermeer's View of Delft, Van Gogh's The Starry Night, Picasso's Guernica, and hundreds more.
A Tribute to W.H. Auden in His Centenary[MP3] - A tribute to W.H. Auden in his centenary. Dana Gioia and Dan Stone are featured. First broadcast Cover to Cover with Jack Foley on KPFA 94.1 on Wednesday, December 19th, 2007.
Alan Watts Collection[MP3] - 26 hours of MP3 files on 3 CDs, including 'Philosophy: East and West', Numbers 1 - 39; 'Way Beyond the West', Numbers 1- 7; and bonus tracks.
Introduction to Way Beyond the West [Way Beyond the West, no. 1]
Insight and Ecstasy [Way Beyond the West, no. 2]
Observations on the Beat Way of Life [Way Beyond the West, no. 3]
Consciousness and Concentration [Way Beyond the West, no. 4]
The Art of Psychoanalysis, Part 1 [Way Beyond the West, no. 5]
The Art of Psychoanalysis, Part 2 [Way Beyond the West, no. 6]
The Art of Psychoanalysis, Part 3 [Way Beyond the West, no. 7]
Bang or Whimper? [Way Beyond the West, no. 8]
Bang or Whimper? (Sequel) [Way Beyond the West, no. 9]
The Future of Christian Philosophy, IV [Philosophy: East and West, no. 1]
The Future of Christian Philosophy, V [Philosophy: East and West, no. 2]
The Future of Christian Philosophy, VI [Philosophy: East and West, no. 3]
Eastern Orthodox Spirituality [Philosophy: East and West, no. 4]
Return of the Forest [Philosophy: East and West, no. 5]
The Spiritual Odyssey of Aldous Huxley [Philosophy: East and West, no. 6
The Task of the Prophet [Philosophy: East and West, no. 7]
Interview with Dr. Chang Chang-Yuan [Philosophy: East and West, no. 8]
The Work of Sokei Ah-Sasaki [Philosophy: East and West, no. 9]
Fundamentals of Eastern Philosophy [Philosophy: East and West, no. 10]
Fundamentals of Buddhism [Philosophy: East and West, no. 11]
Discussion of Buddhist Mysticism [Philosophy: East and West, no. 12]
Paul Tillich On the Eternal Now [Philosophy: East and West, no. 13]
Truth and Relativity [Philosophy: East and West, no. 14]
The Bhagavad-gita, The Song of the Lord [Philosophy: East and West, no. 15]
The Useless in Art [Philosophy: East and West, no. 16]
Reconciliation of Opposites [Philosophy: East and West, no. 17]
A Problem of Strategy [Philosophy: East and West, no. 18]
Parallel Thoughts East and West [Philosophy: East and West, no. 19]
Bus or Tram? [Philosophy: East and West, no. 20]
Varieties of Order [Philosophy: East and West, no. 21]
Summary of Recent Programs [Philosophy: East and West, no. 22]
A. K. Coomaraswamy "Sahaja" [Philosophy: East and West, no. 23]
The Fourth Way [Philosophy: East and West, no. 24]
The Study of Asia [Philosophy: East and West, no. 25]
Levels of Magnification [Philosophy: East and West, no. 26]
Love of Waters [Philosophy: East and West, no. 27]
The Constitution of Nature [Philosophy: East and West, no. 28]
The Libido for Ugliness [Philosophy: East and West, no. 29]
Karma, Law of Retribution [Philosophy: East and West, no. 30]
Review of A. Kaplan's "The New World of Philosophy" [Philosophy: East and West, no. 31]
Art, Philosophy and Self-improvement [Philosophy: East and West, no. 34]
Philosophy as Music [Philosophy: East and West, no. 35]
Answering Questions of Requests from Listeners [Philosophy: East and West, no. 36]
Haiku [Philosophy: East and West, no. 37]
Astrology [Philosophy: East and West, no. 38]
Tribute to C. G. Jung [Philosophy: East and West, no. 39]
The Tea Ceremony [Additional Alan Watts Recordings]
An Aquarian Age Religious Service, Part 1 [Additional Alan Watts Recordings]
An Aquarian Age Religious Service, Part 2 [Additional Alan Watts Recordings]
Mysticism and Morals, Part 1 [Additional Alan Watts Recordings]
Mysticism and Morals, Part 2 [Additional Alan Watts Recordings]
The Symbolic and the Real [Additional Alan Watts Recordings]
Man is a Hoax [Additional Alan Watts Recordings]
A Memorial Tribute to Alan Watts [Additional Alan Watts Recordings]
In the Spirit with Alan Watts, Part 1 [Additional Alan Watts Recordings]
In the Spirit with Alan Watts, Part 2 [Additional Alan Watts Recordings]
Bernard Beinson's "War Diaries" [Philosophy: East and West, no. 32]
Natural Law [Philosophy: East and West, no. 33]
Albert Einstein: Physicist, Philosopher, Humanist[DVD] - The Great Courses, 24 lectures. Taught by Don Howard, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame.
American Novel Since 1945 - Free Open Yale online course that traces the formal and thematic developments of the novel in this period, focusing on the relationship between writers and readers, the conditions of publishing, innovations in the novel's form, fiction's engagement with history, and the changing place of literature in American culture. The reading list includes works by Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Vladimir Nabokov, Jack Kerouac, J. D. Salinger, Thomas Pynchon, John Barth, Maxine Hong Kingston, Toni Morrison, Marilynne Robinson, Cormac McCarthy, Philip Roth and Edward P. Jones. The course concludes with a contemporary novel chosen by the students in the class.
Ancient Origins of the Olympic Games[MP3] - In celebration of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, The Great Courses commissioned this lecture, delivered by Professor Jeremy McInerney, a Davidson Kennedy Associate Professor in the Department of Classical Studies and Chair of the Graduate Group in Ancient History at the University of Pennsylvania.
Art of Reading[MP3] - The Great Courses, 24 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor Timothy Spurgin, Ph.D., University of Virginia, Lawrence University.
Augustine: Philosopher and Saint[MP3] - The Great Courses, 24 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Phillip Cary; Eastern University; Ph.D., Yale University. Long before he was declared a saint by the Church, Augustine gained profound influence as both a Church Father and a Christian Platonist philosopher - defending the doctrine of the Trinity, defining the epochal idea of religious grace, delving into the inner relationship between God and soul, and much more. This course paints a rich and detailed portrait of the life, works, and ideas of this remarkable figure, whose own search for God has profoundly shaped all of Western Christianity.
Bach and the High Baroque[DVD] - The Great Courses, 32 Lectures, 45 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor Robert Greenberg, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, San Francisco Performances. Sets Bach in context by tracing the musical traditions and composers from whom he drew his inspiration, and explaining how Bach absorbed these influences to become the transcendent composer of the High Baroque. According to Professor Greenberg, no other composer is more representative of the period and its aesthetic of emotional extravagance and technical control.
Bible and Western Culture, The[MP3] - The Great Courses, Part I - 12 lectures (with guest lectures by Professor Andrew Ford, also from Princeton). Part II - 14 lectures (with guest lectures by Professors David Thurn and Robert Hollander, also from Princeton)
Bill of Rights / Civil Liberties Radio Project[CD][MP3] - 12.5 hours of MP3s. Topics include due process, censorship, 1st Amendment, the 2nd Amendment, 8th Amendment, prisons, the Constitution, abortion, national security, the courts, lobbying, extremist groups, affirmative action, and journalistic freedoms. Part of Pacifica Radio Archives.
Biology: The Science of Life[DVD] - The Great Courses, 72 lectures, 30 minutes/lectures. Taught by Professor Stephen Nowicki, Ph.D., Cornell University, Duke University. Provides you with the background and guidance to explore in depth the fundamental principles of how living things work-principles such as evolution by natural selection, the cellular structure of organisms, the DNA theory of inheritance, and other key ideas that will help you appreciate the marvelous diversity and complexity of life.
Brecht in Hollywood[CD] [MP3] - Documentary on the life of Bertolt Brecht during the years 1941-1947. Included are interviews with Elsa Lanchester, John Houseman, and testimony before the House on Un-American Activities. Part of Pacifica Radio Archives.
Buckminster Fuller Archive Collection - During the last two weeks of January 1975 Buckminster Fuller gave an extraordinary series of lectures concerning his entire life's work. These thinking out loud lectures span 42 hours and examine in depth all of Fuller's major inventions and discoveries from the 1927 Dymaxion House, car and bathroom, through the Wichita House, geodesic domes, and tensegrity structures, as well as the contents of Synergetics.
City Arts and Lectures - Since 1980, San Francisco-based non-profit City Arts & Lectures has offered unique programs with leading figures in arts and ideas. Each year there are more than fifty lectures and onstage conversations - and a few surprise performances, film tributes, and concerts - with outstanding writers, critics, scientists, performing artists, and cultural figures from around the world. Most City Arts & Lectures programs can be heard in edited and delayed broadcasts in the San Francisco Bay Area on KQED-FM (88.5) on Sundays at 1 pm, Tuesday evenings at 8 pm, and Wednesday mornings at 2 am. These programs are also heard on over 170 public radio stations around the country.
Campus Campaign I and 2[CD] [MP3] - Explores over a dozen subjects within the Pacifica Radio Archives (180 hours over 2 volumes and 18 MP3 CDs) including Civil Rights, History, Arts & Literature, 1968, Women's Studies, The Environment, Malcolm X, Noam Chomsky, Studs Terkel, and more.
Comedy, Tragedy, History: The Live Drama and Vital Truth of William Shakespeare[MP3] - The Great Courses, 8 lectures taught by Peter Saccio, Dartmouth College, Ph.D., Princeton University. Course lecture titles: Shakespeare and Stratford; Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Theatre; Shakespeare and English History: Richard II; Kings and Commoners: Henry IV 1 and 2, and Henry V; Twelfth Night and Shakespearean Comedy; The Merchant of Venice and the Reinterpretation of Shakespeare; Hamlet and the Perplexing World; King Lear.
Concert Masterworks[DVD] - The Great Courses, 32 lectures, 45 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor Robert Greenberg, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, San Francisco Performances. The core of the course is its superb examination of eight of the most brilliant pieces of music ever written, with Professor Greenberg grouping the composers and their compositions into four pairs, each designed to clarify different aspects of the music:
Part I: The Classical Piano Concerto
Mozart - Piano Concerto no. 25 in C Major, K. 503 (1786)
Beethoven - Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat Major, op. 73, the Emperor Concerto (1809)
Part II: Nationalism and Expressionism in the Late 19th Century
Antonin Dvorak - Symphony no. 9 in E Minor, op. 95, the New World Symphony(1893)
Richard Strauss - Death and Transfiguration (1889)
Part III: Great 19th-Century Violin Concerti
Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 61 (1806)
Brahms - Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 77 (1878)
Part IV: Early Romantic-Era Program Music
Felix Mendelssohn - Incidental Music, op. 61 (1842) and Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, op. 21 (1826)
Franz Liszt - Totentanz (1849)
Craft of Verse, The: The Norton Lectures, 1967-68 - These are the six Norton Lectures that Jorge Luis Borges delivered at Harvard University in the fall of 1967 and spring of 1968. The recordings, only lately discovered in the Harvard University Archives, uniquely capture the cadences, candor, wit, and remarkable erudition of one of the most extraordinary and enduring literary voices of our age. Through a twist of fate that the author of Labyrinths himself would have relished, the lost lectures return to us now in Borges' own voice.
Dante's Divine Comedy[MP3] - The Great Courses, 24 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by William R. Cook, Ronald B. Herzman. You learn how Dante constructed the Commedia in three parts, each conveying an essential element of his message: In the Inferno, the poet describes the pilgrim's encounters with an eye toward deepening our insight into the nature of evil and moral choice. In Purgatorio, the poet dramatizes the nature and purpose of moral conversion as repentant sinners arduously prepare themselves for the vision of God in heaven, strengthening their wills in virtue and against the seven deadly sins. In Paradiso, Dante has memorable encounters with great Christian thinkers in the Circle of the Sun and with his own heroic ancestor in the Circle of Mars.
Darwinian Revolution[DVD] - The Great Courses, 24 lectures. Taught by Professor Frederick Gregory, Ph.D., Harvard University, University of Florida introduce you to the remarkable story of Darwin's ideas, how scientists and religious leaders reacted to them, and the sea of change in human thought that resulted.
Economics, 3rd Edition[DVD] - The Great Courses, 36 lectures. Taught by Professor Timothy Taylor, M.Econ., Stanford University, Macalester College. Will help you think about and discuss economic issues that affect you every day-interest rates, unemployment, personal investing, budget deficits, globalization, and many more-with a greater level of knowledge and sophistication.
Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition[1st Edition, Video Transport Stream File] [VHS][2nd Edition, DVD] - The Great Courses, 24 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Richard Wolfson; Middlebury College; Ph.D., Dartmouth College. Relativity and quantum physics are not only profound and beautiful ideas in their own right, they are also the gateway to understanding many of the latest science stories in the media. These are the stories about time travel, string theory, black holes, space telescopes, particle accelerators, and other cutting edge developments.
Elements of Jazz: From Cakewalks to Fusion[MP3] - The Great Courses, 8 lectures, 45 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor Bill Messenger, M.A., Johns Hopkins University, The Peabody Institute. A rich mix of jazz, its elements, era, and practitioners. Professor Messenger frequently turns to his piano to illustrate his musical points, often with the help of guest performance artists and lots of original music.
Enigma of Capital, The[MP3] - CUNY lecture by Professor David Harvey, a leading exponent of classical Marxist political economy. Harvey is less interested in the detail of how the 2007-8 crisis unfolded than in understanding it as a manifestation of how capitalism works. 62 min.; 2008.
Everyday Guide to Spirits and Cocktails, The: Tastes and Traditions[DVD] - The Great Courses, 8 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, Master of Wine and Certified Specialist of Spirits. Taking you around the world from the comfort of your living room, these dynamic lectures feature fun and interactive tastings, illuminating interviews with industry experts, engaging footage that captures expert bartenders in action, virtual tours through the production process of spirits, and more. Each lecture of The Everyday Guide to Spirits and Cocktails, filmed entirely on location at a nationally renowned venue, is devoted to a popular and well-known spirit. In each instance, Ms. Simonetti-Bryan provides interesting historical facts behind the spirit's origin; reveals the details of how each spirit is processed, aged, and flavored; demonstrates how to taste, judge, and compare the quality and complex notes of each spirit; and offers recipes for making the best cocktails that show off the spirit's unique characteristics.
Everyday Guide to Wine, The[DVD] - The Great Courses, 24 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, Master of Wine and Certified Specialist of Spirits. There are literally thousands of types of wine available on the market today-a number that may seem daunting. But The Everyday Guide to Wine opens the doors wide on the world's many varieties of wine by breaking them down into five essential categories and taking you on a delightful comparative survey of their aromas, flavors, textures, and other characteristics.
Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager[Video Transport Stream File] [VHS] - The Great Courses, Out-of-print. 8 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Jules Schwartz, Boston University, D.B.A., Boston University.
Folkways Collection, The[MP3] - This series of 24 one-hour programs explores the remarkable collection of music, spoken word, and sound recordings that make up Folkways Records (now at the Smithsonian as Smithsonian Folkways Recordings). Produced by CKUA, Edmonton, Alberta.
01: A Folkways Overture
02: Moses Asch: Man and Myth
03: Folkways: An American Canon
04: The Anthology of American Folk Music, Part I
05: The Anthology of American Folk Music, Part II
06: The Anthology of American Folk Music, Part III
07: Huddie Leadbetter (Lead Belly)
08: Woody Guthrie
11: Country and Bluegrass
12: Pete Seeger
13: Music and the Winds of Change: The Labor Movement
14: Music and the Winds of Change: The Civil Rights Movement
15: Music and the Winds of Change: The Women's Movement
16: Children's Music
17: Voices of History
18: Music of the World
19: Music of the World II
20: The Poets
21: Subterranean Homesick Blues I
Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond[DVD] - The Great Courses, 24 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor Scott P. Stevens, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, James Madison University. Game theory plays a crucial role in our lives and provides startling insights into all endeavors in which humans cooperate or compete, including biology, computer science, politics, agriculture, and, most importantly, economics. Taught with relish and wit by a teacher as amiable and easy to understand as he is knowledgeable, Games People Play instills a new awareness of the games hidden at the core of the most complex arenas of corporate negotiations and foreign policy, as well as the most basic encounters of our daily lives.
Great Ideas of Philosophy[Video Transport Stream File] [VHS] [DVD] - The Great Courses, 60 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Daniel N. Robinson, Philosophy Faculty, Oxford University; Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, Georgetown University; Ph.D., City University of New York. In these coherent and beautifully articulated lectures you will hear Plato and Aristotle, the Stoics and Epicureans, the Scholastic philosophers and the leaders of Renaissance thought. In addition, you will learn about the architects of the Age of Newton and the Enlightenment that followed in its wake - all this, as well as Romanticism and Continental thought, Nietzsche and Darwin, Freud and William James.
Great Masters[DVD] - The Great Courses, 80 lectures, 45 minutes/lecture. Professor Robert Greenberg, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, San Francisco Performances. The Masters: Haydn, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Beethoven, Mahler, Brahms, Liszt, Robert and Clara Schumann, Shostakovich.
Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition[DVD] - The Great Courses, 84 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Jeremy Adams, Phillip Cary, Dennis Dalton, Kathleen M. Higgins, Robert H. Kane, Douglas Kellner, Alan Charles Kors, Louis Markos, Mark Risjord, Jeremy Shearmur, Robert C. Solomon, Darren Staloff. A comprehensive survey of the history of Western philosophy from its origins in classical Greece to the present. The course covers more than 60 of history's greatest minds.
Great Philosophical Debates: Free Will and Determinism[CD] - The Great Courses, 24 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor Shaun Nichols, Ph.D., Rutgers University, University of Arizona. Do you make your own choices or have circumstances beyond your control already decided your destiny? For thousands of years, this very question has intrigued and perplexed philosophers, scientists, and everyone who thinks deliberately about how they choose to live and act. The answer to this age-old riddle is universally relevant to our lives. The implications of our views on it can affect everything from small choices we make every day to our perspective on criminal justice and capital punishment. From the Stoics to Boethius, from Kant to Hume, from Sartre to contemporary philosophers, great minds have puzzled over this debate for centuries. Mining the rich history of philosophy for possible answers, Great Philosophical Debates: Free Will and Determinism ultimately invites you to come to your own conclusions about whether or not we control our lives.
Great Principles of Science[Video Transport Stream File] [VHS] - The Great Courses, Out-of-print. 60 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Robert Hazen, Ph.D., George Mason University and Carnegie Institution of Washington.
Great Thinkers, Great Theorems[DVD] - The Great Courses, 24 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor William Dunham, Ph.D., Ohio State University, Muhlenberg College. In the arts, a great masterpiece can transform a genre; think of Claude Monet's 1872 canvas Impression, Sunrise, which gave the name to the Impressionist movement and revolutionized painting. The same is true in mathematics, with the difference that the revolution is permanent. Once a theorem has been established, it is true forever; it never goes out of style. Therefore the great theorems of the past are as fresh and impressive today as on the day they were first proved. Approaching great theorems the way an art course approaches great works of art, this course opens your mind to new levels of math appreciation. And it requires no more than a grasp of high school mathematics, although it will delight mathematicians of all abilities.
Great World Religion, 2nd Edition: All 5 Religions[DVD] - The Great Courses, 60 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Malcolm David Eckel, John L. Esposito, Isaiah M. Gafni, Luke Timothy Johnson, Mark W. Muesse. An authoritative and up-to-date survey of the history and nature of the world's five major faiths: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism.
Harvey Goldberg Center - Harvey Goldberg was an inspired, passionate teacher of contemporary history who made a permanent impression on thousands of undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His lectures and legacy are preserved at the Goldberg Center.
Herodotus: The Father of History[DVD] - The Great Courses, 24 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor Elizabeth Vandiver, Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, Whitman College. Professor Vandiver traces the influences Herodotus assimilated and the new methods he used in crafting his monumental work-the scope, design, and organization of The Histories itself, including both the tantalizing digressions on Egypt and Scythia, and the dramatic Persian War narrative (490-479 B.C.E.) that lies at the heart of the story Herodotus tells.
History of the Supreme Court[DVD] - The Great Courses, 36 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor Peter Irons, Ph.D., M.A., Boston University J.D., Harvard Law School, University of California at San Diego. The course is rich in biographical snapshots of the justices as well as the advocates who stood before them, and the dozens of ordinary men and women whose cases reached the court. Several historic recordings are highlighted. You will have a front-row seat as you hear lawyers arguing before the Court-and the justices' replies.
How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition[DVD] - The Great Courses, 48 lectures, 45 minutes/lecture. Taught by Robert Greenberg; San Francisco Performances; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley. Music - the most abstract and sublime of all the arts - is capable of transmitting an unbelievable amount of expressive, historical, and even philosophical information to us, provided that our antennas are up and pointed in the right direction. A little education goes a long way to vitalizing and rendering relevant a body of music that many feel is beyond their grasp.
How to Listen to and Understand Opera[DVD] - The Great Courses, 32 lectures, 45 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor Robert Greenberg, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, San Francisco Performances. The history of opera is traced from its beginning in the early 17th century to around 1924. The lectures examine landmark operas; musical, cultural, and social developments that influenced opera's growth; and the influence of national languages and cultures on opera.
How We Learn[DVD] - The Great Courses, 24 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor Monisha Pasupathi, Ph.D., Stanford University, University of Utah. Examines theories about learning; explores the ways we master tasks such as speaking a new language, learning a musical instrument, or navigating through a new city; provides strategies for excelling in a range of different learning situations.
Intelligent Brain, The[DVD] - The Great Courses, 18 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Richard J. Haier, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Richard J. Haier is Professor Emeritus in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine, where he has been teaching and conducting research since 1984. These lectures are illustrated with dozens of PET, MRI, and other remarkable images, including animations that show the shifting pattern of activity in a thinking brain, shedding light on what goes on inside the mind at work. Professor Haier also enlivens his presentation with examples of questions from different intelligence tests, giving viewers a taste of the methods used to rank individuals on the intelligence scale.
Italians Before Italy: Conflict and Competition in the Mediterranean[DVD] - The Great Courses, 24 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett, Ph.D., University of Toronto, University of Toronto. Traces the development of the Italian city-states of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, showing how the modern nation of Italy was forged out of the rivalries, allegiances, and traditions of a vibrant and diverse people. Through memorable stories and intriguing insights, Professor Bartlett shows how the particular circumstances of each independent state helped forge a distinct cultural character.
Joy of Mathematics, The[Video Transport Stream File] [VHS] [DVD] - The Great Courses, 24 lectures, 45 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor Arthur T. Benjamin, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Harvey Mudd College. Basic number theory, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, fractals, calculus and more.
Joyce's Ulysses[DVD] - The Great Courses, 24 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by James A. W. Heffernan, Dartmouth College, Ph.D., Princeton University. Examines in detail James Joyce's landmark novel Ulysses. After considering the controversies it provoked when it first appeared and the reasons for which it has come to be known as a major contribution to twentieth-century literature, the lectures will show how Joyce's novel recalls and at the same time radically reconstructs the adventures of Ulysses, the protagonist of Homer's ancient epic called The Odyssey. Joyce's three principal characters are modeled on leading figures in Homer's poem. Ulysses-king of Ithaca, mastermind of the Greek war against Troy, heroic voyager, and merciless slayer of the suitors who besieged his wife during his long absence-is reincarnated as Leopold Bloom, a middle-aged Dubliner of Hungarian Jewish extraction who sells advertising space for a living. Ulysses's son Telemachus, who sets out to seek his long-absent father at the beginning of The Odyssey, is reincarnated as Stephen Dedalus, a fictionalized version of Joyce's younger self-a brilliant and restless young man who yearns to write but seems destined to drown in drink and dissipation. Penelope, the supremely faithful wife of Ulysses, is reincarnated as Molly, the adulterous wife of Leopold Bloom.
JusticeVision - Announcements about DVDs from JusticeVision, including the Democracy University and Democracy Digest series; Ralph Cole, editor.
Lannan Audio Archives - You can find links here to all of the audio recordings available on the Lannan Foundation website. The archives contain audio files from the popular Readings & Conversations series, other public Lannan events from past years, as well as selections from the award-winning literary radio program "Bookworm" with Michael Silverblatt.
Life and Writings of Geoffrey Chaucer[MP3] - The Great Courses, 12 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Seth Lerer; Stanford University; Ph.D., University of Chicago. Plumb the richness and depth of Chaucer's poetry and explore his life, the range of his work, and his impact on English language and literature. You'll learn how Chaucer uses relationships between men and women, humans and God, social "insiders" and "outsiders," and high and low desires to explore our "ticklish" world, and the way life takes shape from literary forms, be they marriage vows, the verses of Scripture, or stories told by plain folk. Chaucer illuminates the tensions between the realms of our existence - the public and the private, the political and the literary, the imaginary and the experiential, the spiritual and the corporeal - and shows how these tensions reveal character.
Life and Writings of John Milton[MP3] - The Great Courses, 12 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Seth Lerer; Stanford University; Ph.D., University of Chicago. This lecture series examines the life and work of this English poet in order to understand the richness and depth of his poetry, its ways of representing 17th-century English life and culture, and its impact on later writers and on English literary history as a whole. Professor Lerer gives you both an introduction to Milton's achievements and a means by which you can cultivate your own thoughts and opinions about works including Paradise Lost and Areopagitica.
Masterpieces of Short Fiction[DVD] - The Great Courses, 24 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Michael Krasny, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. Dr. Krasny, Professor of English at San Francisco State University, and the host of KQED's award-winning news and public affairs radio program, Forum, guides you into 23 renowned works, illuminating the remarkable variety, artistry, and profound themes to be found in these miniature masterpieces. The course samples two centuries' worth of great short stories written by some of the acknowledged masters of the genre, including Anton Chekhov, D. H. Lawrence, Flannery O'Connor, Franz Kafka, and Ernest Hemingway.
Mathematics, Philosophy, and the "Real World"[DVD] - The Great Courses, 36 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor Judith V. Grabiner, Ph.D., Harvard University, Pitzer College. For those with an interest in philosophy, Professor Grabiner's course reveals just how indebted the field is to the mathematical world.
May it Please the Court: The First Amendment: Transcripts of the Oral Arguments Made Before the Supreme Court in Sixteen Key First Amendment Cases[Book and CD] - This sequel to the best-selling May It Please the Court focuses on key First Amendment cases illustrating the most controversial debates over issues of free speech, freedom of the press, and the right to assemble, including: Barnes v. Glen Theater (nude dancing), New York Times v. United States (the "Pentagon Papers" case), Texas v. Johnson (American flag burning), Brandenburg v. Ohio (hate speech by Klansmen) and Hustler Magazine, Inc. v. Falwell ("emotional distress" for parody advertisement). This paperback book includes transcriptions of oral arguments made before the Supreme Court, twelve of which have never been published. They offer an unrivaled view of the Supreme Court in action that will interest anyone wanting first-hand exposure to American law and history. Peter H. Irons, introduction.
Memory and the Human Lifespan[DVD] - The Great Courses, 24 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor Steve Joordens, Ph.D., University of Waterloo, University of Toronto Scarborough. Takes you on a voyage into the human mind, explaining not only how the various aspects of your memory operate, but the impact memory has on your daily experience of life.
Money and Banking: What Everyone Should Know[DVD] - The Great Courses, 36 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor Michael K. Salemi, Ph.D., University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Investigates the history of money; how money is created by commercial and central banks; the role of public confidence in the stability of financial systems; the psychology of stock market "bubbles"; the connection between Wall Street and Main Street; and more.
Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre[DVD] - The Great Courses, 12 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor Richard Brettell, Ph.D., Yale University, The University of Texas at Dallas. Whether you're planning your first visit to this world-class museum, returning for a second look, or simply playing the role of armchair art critic, you'll enjoy the pleasures that await you in this tour of France's greatest treasures. Explore some of the most beautiful and renowned examples from the museum's remarkable collection of European paintings from the late medieval period through the early 19th century, including masterworks by Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Watteau, Rubens and Vermeer.
Music of Richard Wagner[DVD] - The Great Courses, 24 lectures, 45 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor Robert Greenberg, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, San Francisco Performances. Richard Wagner was one of history's greatest composers, a theater artist of extraordinary genius and vision, and one of the most controversial characters in the entire pantheon of Western art. More than a century after his death, his legacy is still debated, his influence still felt in our very conception of Western music and in the contemporary forms of opera and the complete spectrum of theater and literary arts. Tracing Wagner's melodramatic life, from his desperate escapades outrunning creditors to his obsessive personal relationships, his utopian artistic schemes to his fanatical and voluminous writings, Professor Greenberg places the greatness of Wagner's music and theatrical creations within the context of his grandiose, extreme, and uncompromising approach to living. In The Music of Richard Wagner, Professor Greenberg offers you a highly incisive and in-depth investigation of Wagner's art and life, reckoning with the unsettling dichotomies of one of Western art's most brilliant, influential, and unusual figures.
Net Prophet - Thinkers and entrepreneurs in the Internet space, and ask them to share their stories, ideas and predictions for the future.
Newest From the Vault[Discs 1-4] [CD] [MP3] - The best of broadcasts "From the Vault", a weekly radio program exploring newly-restored audio from Pacifica Radio Archives.
Campus Campaign 2.0 Highlights, Part 1
Campus Campaign 2.0 Highlights, Part 2
Julio's Holiday Special: All is Calm
From the Vault on the BBC
Immigrations and Labor Panel, 1982
Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, Part 1
Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, Part 2
Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, Part 3
Lady Day: Billie Holliday and Invisible Man
Sound of Soul II
The American Woman, Part 1
The American Woman, Part 2
The Diary of Anaïs Nin
The American Woman, Part 3
War and Peace, Part 1
War and Peace, Part 2
Welsh Poet Dylan Thomas
Diane di Prima and Lewis Hill
Marx in Soho by Howard Zinn
High Tea with Mrs. Miller
Phil Ochs and Friends
Pacifica Archives and the BBC
The Alexandria Quartet
John Lennon's 70th Birthday Celebration
Dolores Huerta's 80th Birthday Celebration
The 10 Greatest Protest Songs of the 20th Century
Say It Loud: New Songs for Peace
The Triangle Fire of 1911
Pacifica and the Free Speech Movement
An Honorable Tradition, a Proud Record: A History of Homosexual Service in the Military
Nobel Lectures - An English-language series of all the Nobel lectures from 1901, along with related biographical notes, prize citations and presentation speeches. The official Nobel Lectures are given by the Laureates during the Nobel Prize ceremonies held each December in Stockholm.
Nutrition Made Clear[DVD] - The Great Courses, 36 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor Roberta H. Anding, M.S., Louisiana State University , Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital. Explore the fundamentals of good nutrition and get a practical and personal guide to applying these fundamentals to your lifestyle. Designed to appeal to anyone at any age, this course is an invaluable source of medically backed, statistically proven information about the guidelines for healthy eating and living. Even as Professor Anding details the science behind healthy eating and exercise habits, she always makes each lecture of Nutrition Made Clear both practical and personal. As you learn about calories, carbohydrates, and more, you frequently discover a wealth of invaluable-and sometimes even surprising-tips you can easily apply to your own eating habits.
One Billion Seconds Later: The Social History of LSD-25[CD] [MP3] - Albert Hofmann, Timothy Leary, Baba Ram Dass (Dick Alpert), Ken Kesey, John Lilly, Frederick Meyers, Huston Smith, and others describe the LSD experience and speculate on its use as a therapeutic tool, a religious sacrament, and a revolutionary agent. Part of the Pacifica Radio Archives.
Our Night Sky[DVD] - The Great Courses, 12 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor Edward M. Murphy, Ph.D., University of Virginia, University of Virginia. From asteroids to the zodiac, from the Big Dipper to variable stars, Our Night Sky is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of what there is to see and the best way to see it, whether you live in the city or the country, whether you are a novice observer or an old hand at astronomy who needs a refresher on constellation and star names, locations, lore, and what to expect from season to season as the heavens present a gloriously changing panorama. Along with this course you will receive the same Night Sky Planisphere Star Chart used by Professor Murphy throughout his lectures. This sturdy, easy-to-use star finder is an invaluable aid for locating major constellations and stars visible in the Northern Hemisphere.
Operas of Mozart[DVD] - The Great Courses, 24 lectures, 45 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor Robert Greenberg, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, San Francisco Performances. Mozart's operas vie with each other to be considered among the greatest achievements of human artistic striving: Idomeneo, The Abduction from the Harem, The Marriage of Figaro, Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute. The 24 lectures are in three parts of eight lectures each. The first and third parts concentrate your attention on two works of surpassing beauty and accomplishment, Così fan tutte and The Magic Flute. The middle eight lectures of the course study Mozart's early life and development from the first opera he wrote (when he was 11 years old) to Don Giovanni, completed when he was 31.
Pacifica Archives Music Project[CD] [MP3] - From Pacifica Radio Archives featuring featuring music, commentary and history of Pete Seeger, John Coltrane, Miriam Makeba, Phil Ochs, Lady Smith Black Mambazo, Buffy Saint-Marie, Fela Kuti, and Bob Dylan.
Pacifica Radio Archives[CD] [MP3]- The Pacifica Radio Archives Collection of 50,000 plus audio tapes is the oldest collection of public radio programming the United States. The collection includes speeches, public affairs programs, documentaries, musical performances, commentaries and news coverages, some of which dates back as far as the 1950's. Programming formats include: documentaries, interviews, live performances of literary readings, comedy, drama, and music, news, oral histories, panel discussions, reports, speaker platforms, and more recently the radio magazine format.
Plain Speaking: A Counter History of the United States, Part 1[CD] [MP3] - Warren Van Orden reading from Hans Koning's Columbus, His Enterprise and Leo Huberman's We the People; Langston Hughes' Black Like Me read by Ruby Dee; and I Discovered America in 1949, by Serafin Malay Syquia. "From the Vault" at Pacifica Radio Archives.
Plain Speaking: A Counter History of the United States, Part 2[CD] [MP3] - Examines 19th Century including slavery, the Mexican-American War, and the Civil War through the writings of Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, and Henry David Thoreau among others. "From the Vault" at Pacifica Radio Archives.
Plain Speaking: A Counter History of the United States, Part 3[CD] [MP3] - Discusses Native American genocide, pioneer life, the Great Depression, and the Labor Movement. "From the Vault" at Pacifica Radio Archives.
Plain Speaking: A Counter History of the United States, Part 4[CD] [MP3] - Revisits World War I, the Great Depression, the Harlem Renaissance, and the 1930's Puerto Rican Independence Movement through the voices of Utah Phillips, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Lillian Smith, Billie Holiday, Tillie Olsen, and Julia de Burgos. "From the Vault" at Pacifica Radio Archives.
Poetic Forms[Audio Cassette Tape] - Teachers and Writers Collaborative, New York. Ron Padgett interviews various academics and poets on List Poem, Ode, Prose Poem, Sonnet, Haiku, Blues Poem, Villanelle, Ballad, Acrostic, and Free Verse forms.
Poetry Lectures: Peter Sacks[MP3] - Peter Sacks finds common themes between the paintings of Edward Hopper and the works of poets such as Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and T.S. Eliot. Presented by the Poetry Foundation, May 20, 2009.
Poetry Lectures: Robert Pinsky[MP3] - Robert Pinsky speaking on Modernism and Memory at the Key West Literary Seminar on May 26, 2009. Presented by the Poetry Foundation.
Poetry Lectures: Seamus Heaney[MP3] - Seamus Heaney "in conversation" with Michael Laskey, fellow poet and co-founder of the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. This is an edited version of an interview recorded at Poetry Prom 2010 on Nov. 16, 2010 and organized by The Poetry Trust.
Self Under Siege, The: Philosophy in the 20th Century[MP3] - The Great Courses, Out-of-print. 8 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Rick Roderick, National University. Course lecture titles: The Masters of Suspicion; Heidegger and the Rejection of Humanism; Sartre and the Roads to Freedom; Marcuse and One-Dimensional Man; Habermas and the Fragile Dignity of Humanity; Foucault and the Disappearance of the Human; Derrida and the Ends of Man; Fatal Strategies.
Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies[DVD/CD] - The Great Courses, 84 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Peter Saccio; Dartmouth College; Ph.D., Princeton University. Introduces the plays of Shakespeare and explains the achievement that makes Shakespeare the leading playwright in Western civilization. The key to that achievement is his "abundance," not only the number of plays he wrote and the length of each one, but also the variety of human experiences they depict, the multitude of actions and characters they contain, the combination of public and private life they deal with, the richness of feelings they express and can provoke in an audience and in readers, and the fullness of language and suggestion.
Shakespeare: The Word and the Action[DVD] - The Great Courses, 16 lectures, 45 minutes/lecture. Taught by Peter Saccio; Dartmouth College; Ph.D., Princeton University. Saccio delivers Shakepseare's language with the proper meter, emphasis, intonation, and emotion. Saccio also prepares you to read or watch the plays by orienting you to Shakespeare's use of multiple plots, lines of action, and the sometimes outmoded forms of human behavior (such as courtship in Elizabethan England) that arise in the plays. One of the great rewards of reading Shakespeare is the discovery of his relevance to our modern world. Throughout the course, Professor Saccio offers startling and novel analyses of the plays, in addition to explicating more traditional views.
Soul and the City: Art, Literature, and Urban Living[MP3] - The Great Courses, 8 lectures, 45 minutes/lecture. Taught by Arnold Weinstein; Brown University; Ph.D., Harvard University. Focuses on complex artistic representations of city life from the 18th to the 20th centuryto illustrate urban themes such as anonymity, orientation, and exchange.
Souls of Black Folk, The[CD] [MP3] - Narrated by Alfre Woodard. Commemorates the 100th anniversary The Souls of Black Folks. Features archival recordings of Dubois and commentary from guests, including Maxine Waters, Dianne Watson, Playthell Benjamin, Acie Byrd and Gerald Horne. Part of Pacifica Radio Archives.
String Quartets of Beethoven[DVD] - The Great Courses, 24 Lectures, 45 minutes / lecture. Taught by Professor Robert Greenberg, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, San Francisco Performances. Speaking with passion, insight, and refreshing informality, Dr. Greenberg reveals the secrets of these multifaceted works, aided by masterful interpretations from the Alexander String Quartet.
Studs Terkel: Voices of Our Time[CD] - From the 1950s through 1997, Louis "Studs" Terkel, bestselling author of Working, The Good War, Coming of Age, and eight other books, hosted a daily one-hour show on WFMT radio in Chicago. This nationally syndicated, Peabody Award-winning program was an ideal showcase for his curmudegeonly wit, his maverick opinions, and his genius as an interviewer. Studs draws his guests into spirited dialogues about their accomplishments, their setbacks, and their most enduring dreams. Each individual interview is a unique portrait of one of the key personalities of our time; taken together, the interviews provide unparalleled insights into the ideas and events that have shaped our lives.
Introduction - The 1950s
Pete Seeger, 1955
Dorothy Parker, 1959
Alan Lomax, 1959
Dr. Mortimer J. Adler, 1959
Introduction - The 1960s
James Baldwin, 1961
Gore Vidal, 1961
Aaron Copland, 1961
Mahalia Jackson, 1963
Tennessee Williams, 1961
Isaac Bashevis Singer, 1964
Buckminster Fuller, 1965
Margaret Mead, 1965
Introduction - Three Funny Men
Woody Allen, 1965
Zero Mostel, 1961
Mel Brooks, 1968
Introduction - The 1970s
Toni Morrison, 1974
John Henry Faulk, 1971
Andreas Segovia, 1978
Daniel Ellsberg, 1972
Margot Fonteyn, 1979
Norman MacLean, 1976
Wole Soyinka, 1979
Maya Angelou, 1970
Barry Lopez, 1979
Introduction - Voices Recorded In Other Places
Jacob Bronowski, 1962
Simone De Beauvoir, 1960
Kenneth Tynan, 1962
Bertrand Russell, During The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
Nadine Gordimer, 1963
Introduction - The 1980s
Leonard Bernstein, 1985
Garry Wills, 1984
John Cage, 1982
Eudora Welty, 1989
John Kenneth Galbraith, 1987
Oliver Sachs, 1986
Arthur Miller, 1987
Laurie Anderson, 1982
Bob Woodward, 1987
David Hockney, 1984
Betty Carter, 1989
Introduction - The 1990s
Stephen Jay Gould, 1991
Bill Moyers, 1993
Isabel Allende, 1991
Garrison Keillor, 1997
Robert Hughes, 1993
Robert Altman, 1992
Ralph Ellison, 1992
Calvin Trillin, 1990
Symphonies of Beethoven[DVD] - The Great Courses, 32 lectures, 45 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor Robert Greenberg, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, San Francisco Performances. A history and analysis of Beethoven's nine symphonies.
Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making[DVD] - The Great Courses, 12 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor Randall Bartlett, Smith College Ph.D., Stanford University. Learn how to identify the varied situations in which economics affects your life-and how to wield the tools economists use to help you make the wisest choices in those situations.
Thomas Aquinas: The Angelic Doctor[MP3] - The Great Courses, Out-of-print. 12 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Jeremy Adams, Southern Methodist University. Course lecture titles: Thomas's Early Life; Thomas's Life, 1248-1274; The Four Summae; The Quaestiones disputatae and Other Writings; Condemnation and Canonization; God; Creation; Sin; Sex, Love, Marriage, and the Family; Church and State; Law and Politics; Theology and Poetry.
Turning Points in Modern History[DVD] - The Great Courses, 24 lectures. Taught by Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, Ph.D., University of Tennessee. Takes you on a far-reaching journey around the globe-from China to the Americas to New Zealand-to shed light on how two dozen of the top discoveries, inventions, political upheavals, and ideas since 1400 have shaped the modern world.
Unanswered Question, The: Six Talks at Harvard (Leonard Bernstein) [DVD] - Leonard Bernstein examines music from every age and place in the search for a worldwide, innate musical grammar. Folk music, pop songs, symphonies, tonal, atonal,well-tempered and ill-tempered works find a place in these discussions. All of them, Mr. Bernstein suggests, are grounded in a universal musical language. Using analogies between music and linguistics, Mr. Bernstein shows how this language can be understood as an aesthetic surface. Drawing on his insights as a master composer and conductor, he also explores what music means below the surface. Finally, Mr. Bernstein analyzes the crisis of twentieth-century music, finding its roots in all that has gone before. Written and delivered in 1973 when Leonard Bernstein was Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University, with performances by Mr. Bernstein, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Vienna Philharmonic. 780 minutes.
Understanding Investments[DVD] - The Great Courses, 24 Lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor Connel Fullenkamp, Ph.D. Harvard University, Duke University. Covers the fundamentals of investing to those new to the subject while broadening and deepening the knowledge of more experienced investors. Clearly explains the various kinds of financial markets, the different kinds of investments available to you, and the pros and cons of each-and shows you how to evaluate each of these in terms of your own financial situation and goals.
Understanding the Fundamentals of Music[DVD] - The Great Courses, 16 Lectures, 45 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor Robert Greenberg, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, San Francisco Performances. For anyone wanting to master music's language, being able to read musical notation is a necessity. But this course, as Professor Greenberg notes, is a basic course, designed to introduce you to music's language in a way that is similar to the way you learned your own native language, by "discovering and exploring musical syntax through our ears-by learning what the parts of musical speech sound like-rather than what they look like on paper."
Understanding the World's Greatest Structures: Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity[DVD] - The Great Courses, 24 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler, Ph.D., Lehigh University, United States Military Academy at West Point. Takes you around the world and reveals the stories behind the most famous bridges, churches, skyscrapers, towers, and other structures from thousands of years of history. A whirlwind tour of more than 150 great structures that takes you from the deserts of ancient Egypt to the skyscraper race of early 20th-century New York to the inventiveness of postmodern architecture.
Western Literary Canon in Context[DVD] - The Great Courses, 36 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Professor John M. Bowers, Ph.D., University of Virginia, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. A thorough investigation of more than 30 key works of the Western canon and the critical roles they played-and continue to play-in the development of Western literature.
William Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies[MP3] - The Great Courses, Out-of-print. 36 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture. Taught by Peter Saccio, Dartmouth College, Ph.D., Princeton University. Covers introduction of Shakespeare and his playwiriting, then in-depth discussion of Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice, Measure for Measure, Richard III, Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Troilus and Cressida, Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear.
World's Greatest Paintings[DVD] - The Great Courses. Taught by Professor William Kloss, M.A., Oberlin College, Independent Art Historian, The Smithsonian Associates, Smithsonian Institution. 24 Lectures, 30 minutes / lecture. Taking you from the 14th century to the 20th, distinguished art historian Professor William Kloss reveals a group of works that rank among the greatest paintings ever made.
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