Dark Arcadias

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01Sunday Feature2011070320120807

Adam Nicolson presents the first of a two-part exploration of humankind's relationship with nature, told through the cultural accounts of the arcadian wild we have made. This is a journey from the cave paintings of Chauvet in France to the Cape Farewell - artists as eco-warriors - project. To be human is to construct arcadias: of the mind and for real, escapes and escape routes. Culture is made in the recognition of the gap between wildness and the self. But accounts of the gap are made on and of the earth, and they cannot be heavenly. So arcadia is always dark. Death lives at its heart. This is what the cave paintings describe and the melting ice maps tell. Et in Arcadia ego.

Producer: Tim Dee

First broadcast in July 2011.

Adam Nicolson presents the first of a two-part exploration of humankind's relationship with nature, told through the cultural accounts of the arcadian wild we have made. This is a journey from the cave paintings of Chauvet in France to the Cape Farewell - artists as eco-warriors - project. To be human is to construct arcadias: of the mind and for real, escapes and escape routes. Culture is made in the recognition of the gap between wildness and the self. But accounts of the gap are made on and of the earth, and they cannot be heavenly. So arcadia is always dark. Death lives at its heart. This is what the cave paintings describe and the melting ice maps tell. Et in Arcadia ego.

Producer: Tim Dee

First broadcast in July 2011.

Adam Nicolson explores ideas of Arcadia in the work of Hesiod, Virgil and Horace.

01Sunday Feature2011070320120807

Adam Nicolson presents the first of a two-part exploration of humankind's relationship with nature, told through the cultural accounts of the arcadian wild we have made. This is a journey from the cave paintings of Chauvet in France to the Cape Farewell - artists as eco-warriors - project. To be human is to construct arcadias: of the mind and for real, escapes and escape routes. Culture is made in the recognition of the gap between wildness and the self. But accounts of the gap are made on and of the earth, and they cannot be heavenly. So arcadia is always dark. Death lives at its heart. This is what the cave paintings describe and the melting ice maps tell. Et in Arcadia ego.

Producer: Tim Dee

First broadcast in July 2011.

Adam Nicolson explores ideas of Arcadia in the work of Hesiod, Virgil and Horace.

02 LASTSunday Feature2011071020120808

Adam Nicolson presents a two-part exploration of humankind's relationship with nature, told through the cultural accounts of the arcadian wild we have made. This is a journey from the cave paintings of Chauvet in France to the Cape Farewell - artists as eco-warriors - project. To be human is to construct arcadias: of the mind and for real, escapes and escape routes. Culture is made in the recognition of the gap between wildness and the self. But accounts of the gap are made on and of the earth, and they cannot be heavenly. So arcadia is always dark. Death lives at its heart. This is what the cave paintings describe and the melting ice maps tell. Et in Arcadia ego.

Producer: Tim Dee

First broadcast in July 2011.

Adam Nicolson presents a two-part exploration of humankind's relationship with nature, told through the cultural accounts of the arcadian wild we have made. This is a journey from the cave paintings of Chauvet in France to the Cape Farewell - artists as eco-warriors - project. To be human is to construct arcadias: of the mind and for real, escapes and escape routes. Culture is made in the recognition of the gap between wildness and the self. But accounts of the gap are made on and of the earth, and they cannot be heavenly. So arcadia is always dark. Death lives at its heart. This is what the cave paintings describe and the melting ice maps tell. Et in Arcadia ego.

Producer: Tim Dee

First broadcast in July 2011.

Adam Nicolson explores ideas of Arcadia in western culture and why death is at its heart.

02 LASTSunday Feature2011071020120808

Adam Nicolson presents a two-part exploration of humankind's relationship with nature, told through the cultural accounts of the arcadian wild we have made. This is a journey from the cave paintings of Chauvet in France to the Cape Farewell - artists as eco-warriors - project. To be human is to construct arcadias: of the mind and for real, escapes and escape routes. Culture is made in the recognition of the gap between wildness and the self. But accounts of the gap are made on and of the earth, and they cannot be heavenly. So arcadia is always dark. Death lives at its heart. This is what the cave paintings describe and the melting ice maps tell. Et in Arcadia ego.

Producer: Tim Dee

First broadcast in July 2011.

Adam Nicolson explores ideas of Arcadia in western culture and why death is at its heart.

01Colin Burrow on Fantasies for Children2011070420120806

Critic Colin Burrow discusses fantasies in the childrens' stories of Diana Wynne Jones.

01Colin Burrow On Fantasies For Children2011070420120806

In the first of five essays about the history of an idea, the literary critic Colin Burrow explores fantasies in the children's stories of his late mother Diana Wynne Jones.

Critic Colin Burrow discusses fantasies in the childrens' stories of Diana Wynne Jones.

In the first of five essays about the history of an idea, the literary critic Colin Burrow explores fantasies in the children's stories of his late mother Dianna Wynne Jones.

First broadcast in July 2011.

01Colin Burrow On Fantasies For Children2011070420120806

In the first of five essays about the history of an idea, the literary critic Colin Burrow explores fantasies in the children's stories of his late mother Dianna Wynne Jones.

First broadcast in July 2011.

Critic Colin Burrow discusses fantasies in the childrens' stories of Diana Wynne Jones.

In the first of five essays about the history of an idea, the literary critic Colin Burrow explores fantasies in the children's stories of his late mother Diana Wynne Jones.

01Colin Burrow on Fantasies for Children2011070420120806

In the first of five essays about the history of an idea, the literary critic Colin Burrow explores fantasies in the children's stories of his late mother Dianna Wynne Jones.

First broadcast in July 2011.

In the first of five essays about the history of an idea, the literary critic Colin Burrow explores fantasies in the children's stories of his late mother Dianna Wynne Jones.

First broadcast in July 2011.

02Tom Nichols On The Depiction Of Poverty20110705

In the second of five essays about the history of an idea, the art historian Tom Nichols explores the depiction of poverty and the paintings of beggars made in the Renaissance.

Tom Nichols on the depiction of poverty and Renaissance paintings of beggars.

02Tom Nichols On The Depiction Of Poverty20110705

In the second of five essays about the history of an idea, the art historian Tom Nichols explores the depiction of poverty and the paintings of beggars made in the Renaissance.

Tom Nichols on the depiction of poverty and Renaissance paintings of beggars.

03ROBERT BURNS and Scottish Arcadia2011070620120807

Three essays about the history of an idea. Literary critic Nigel Leask talks about Robert Burns and arcadia.

First broadcast in July 2011.

Literary critic Nigel Leask discusses Robert Burns and Arcadia.

03Robert Burns and Scottish Arcadia2011070620120807

Three essays about the history of an idea. Literary critic Nigel Leask talks about Robert Burns and arcadia.

First broadcast in July 2011.

Three essays about the history of an idea. Literary critic Nigel Leask talks about Robert Burns and arcadia.

First broadcast in July 2011.

Literary critic Nigel Leask discusses Robert Burns and Arcadia.

04Alexandra Harris on Country-House Dreams of Arcadia2011070720120808

Three essays about the history of an idea. Literary critic Alexandra Harris explores the country-house dreams of the Twentieth Century. First broadcast in July 2011.

Literary critic Alexandra Harris explores the country-house dreams of the 20th century.

04Alexandra Harris On Country-house Dreams Of Arcadia2011070720120808

Three essays about the history of an idea. Literary critic Alexandra Harris explores the country-house dreams of the Twentieth Century. First broadcast in July 2011.

Literary critic Alexandra Harris explores the country-house dreams of the 20th century.

05 LASTWild Nature20110708

Five essays about the history of an idea.

In the last, Marina Warner writes on wild ecstasy and the arcadian sea.

Marina Warner discusses wild ecstasy and the Arcadian sea.

05 LASTWild Nature20110708

Five essays about the history of an idea.

In the last, Marina Warner writes on wild ecstasy and the arcadian sea.

Marina Warner discusses wild ecstasy and the Arcadian sea.