Bright Lights, Brilliant Minds: A Tale of Three Cities
This series explores the story of 20th-century culture and the pivotal moments that influenced it. The story of culture is often cast as a gradual evolution, but in the view of art historian James Fox, the art and culture of the 20th century that underpin our current social fabric and world views didn't happen like that. It was not a considered and calmly executed process, but a series of cultural earthquakes centred in particular cities, at particular times. In each episode of this three-part series, Fox appraises the impact of events in one city during one groundbreaking year.