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This DVD release features David Attenboroughs original 1975 Tribal Art: The Complete Series and includes all seven programmes commissioned for the BBC. Through the series, Attenborough gives viewers a fascinating guide to the worlds tribal art traveling to intriguing places and tribal communities.
Attenboroughs love of tribal art grew out of his early programme-making days at the BBC and took him to all corners of the world. From his first trips he accumulated souvenirs and eventually became a serious collector of tribal art. This series was commissioned shortly after he resigned from his job as Director of Programmes. He believed there was room on television for totem poles and masks as well as old master paintings. The resulting lavish series examined sculpture, weaving, metal casting and other artistic activities in tribal societies around the world.
A diverse and interesting presentation although the commentary is dated at times (not surprisingly as the series dates back to 1976). Fascinating archive footage (e.g. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ms P Ephson
A good series if a bit too detailed if you are not a hundred per cent into all the more grisly things people do on the fringes of civililisationPublished 19 months ago by Joyce
Just finished watching the set (sorry it took so long to answer). This is more about David's interest in carving, symbols, and the history of the people, particularly Indonesia. Read morePublished on 23 July 2013 by Greg Chapman
So crucial to share this information. By-gone already. This is fascinating stuff, the like of which is so valuable. Such a shame the world has 'let it go'. Read morePublished on 8 May 2013 by Eileen Mundle
Vaguely remember seeing this series as a small boy, although some of the programmes in this series were not my cup of tea it was still a valuable archive to the past and the accent... Read morePublished on 28 Mar. 2013 by David W
Bought this on reccomendation of other amazon customers. My partner and I both find it fascinating and refreshingly straighforward. Read morePublished on 16 Mar. 2013 by Peta