Editorial

Civilisation(s)

It is an uncomfortable thought – at least it is to the editor of this Magazine, who was allowed to stay up past his bedtime to watch the programmes – that only people over sixty can remember the enormous impact of Kenneth Clark’s BBC television series Civilisation when first broadcast, in 1969.

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Stephen Shore

IN HIS REVIEW of All the Meat You Can Eat, the 1971 exhibition of snapshots and found images by the American photographer Stephen Shore, the critic Gene Thornton acutely noted that the selection on view was ‘a healthy, if possibly somewhat unwelcome, reminder of the part that photography really plays in the world’.1

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