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How to Look at and Understand Great Art
Great art is among the most sublime, meaningful, and redeeming creations of all civilization. Few endeavors can equal the power of great artwork to capture aesthetic beauty, to move and inspire, to change your perceptions, and to communicate the nature…
36 videos
National Geographic Masters of Photography Course
The best way to learn any art form, including the art of photography, is by watching a master artist at work. Now, in National Geographic Masters of Photography--24 lectures taught by 12 top National Geographic photographers--you gain unparalleled access to…
24 videos
The Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography
National Geographic photographers Michael Melford and Tim Laman reveal stories and secrets about great landscape and wildlife photography. Taking you around the world, their 24 visually-rich lectures present the art of seeing that's key to taking unforgettable photos of desert…
24 videos
Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature
Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature plunges you into the history and development of utopian ideas and their dystopian counterparts. You'll encounter some of the most powerful and influential texts in this genre as you travel centuries into the…
24 videos
Books that Matter: The City of God
Plunge into Augustine's magnum opus with BOOKS THAT MATTER: THE CITY OF GOD - a historical and theological journey through the final years of the ancient world. Taught by Professor Charles Mathewes, these 24 in-depth lectures guide you chapter-by-chapter through…
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The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction
Great mystery and suspense writers have created some of the most unforgettable stories in all of literature and they continue to grow in popularity. How did the genre become so prevalent? Why is it a go-to for so many readers…
36 videos
How to Draw
Drawing is one of humanity's oldest forms of expression, with existing examples dating back an astonishing 80,000 years or more. Older than written language by tens of thousands of years, drawing developed across millennia, forming the base of many of…
36 videos
Fundamentals of Photography Course
With Fundamentals of Photography, you'll learn everything you need to know about the art and craft of great photography straight from Joel Sartore, a National Geographer photographer with more than 30 years of experience. Designed for people at all levels,…
24 videos
Music as a Mirror of History
In the worlds of painting and literature, it's easy to see where history and art intersect. But what about music? What is the intersection--if any--between the masterworks of Western concert music and the historical times that surrounded them? The unique…
24 videos
Becoming a Great Essayist
If you have a clever anecdote, an interesting memory, a new way to explain how something works, or an opinion on a social or political issue, then you have an essay in you. Unlike a novel, history book, or scientific…
24 videos
The World's Greatest Churches
The great churches represent some of the world's most stunning masterpieces of architecture, art, and faith. Go on a guided tour of the most outstanding, memorable, and meaningful churches in the world. Lavishly illustrated with breathtaking photos, detailed floor plans,…
24 videos
How Great Science Fiction Works
Robots, spaceships, futuristic megacities, planets orbiting distant stars. These icons of science fiction are now in our daily news. Science fiction, once maligned as mere pulp, has motivated cutting-edge scientific research, inspired new technologies, and changed how we view everyday…
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How to Publish Your Book
With the advent of submission conveniences offered by the Internet, today's authors face unprecedented competition in the writing market. Adding to that the publishing market is in a constant state of flux, making publishers wary about taking on new authors.…
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The Great Works of Sacred Music
Western classical music is one of humanity's most sublime artistic traditions. This musical language - encompassing genres from symphonic and instrumental music to choral works and opera - was created through the meeting of art and faith. The lineage of…
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Fundamentals of Photography II
Great photography goes beyond knowing about how lenses and f-stops work. It's about creative problem solving under real-world conditions. Taking great photographs means knowing how to choose the right tool or apply the right technique to capture your subject in…
24 videos
Music and the Brain Series
Music is an integral part of humanity. Every culture has music, from the largest society to the smallest tribe. Its marvelous range of melodies, themes, and rhythms taps into something universal. Babies are soothed by it. Young adults dance for…
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King Arthur: History and Legend Series
The saga of King Arthur and his court is the most enduringly popular mythic tradition of Western civilization. For over 1500 years, the Arthurian narrative has enthralled writers, artists, and a limitless audience spanning the Western world and beyond--and its…
24 videos
Great Mythologies of the World Course 1 - Ancient Europe
Epic battles between titanic gods. The creation, re-creation, and repair of the world. Perilous quests for lost treasures and the comfort of home. Magical items imbued with the power to protect - and destroy. Mythology has provided fascinating and thrilling…
12 videos
Great Mythologies of the World Course 5 - The Americas
Epic battles between titanic gods. The creation, re-creation, and repair of the world. Perilous quests for lost treasures and the comfort of home. Magical items imbued with the power to protect - and destroy. Mythology has provided fascinating and thrilling…
12 videos
Great Mythologies of the World Course 3 - Africa
Epic battles between titanic gods. The creation, re-creation, and repair of the world. Perilous quests for lost treasures and the comfort of home. Magical items imbued with the power to protect - and destroy. Mythology has provided fascinating and thrilling…
12 videos