Secret Knowledge

BBC Secret Knowledge - The Jack Kahane Story (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Nov. 3, 2016
BBC Secret Knowledge - The Jack Kahane Story (2016)

BBC Secret Knowledge - The Jack Kahane Story (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3970 Kbps | 29mn 13s | 857 MiB
Audio: English AAC 126 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Neil Pearson travels to Paris to discover one of the most important - and least likely - figures in 20th century literature - Jack Kahane. A short-sighted dandy from Manchester, Kahane combined a career selling low-grade smut with publishing some of the most significant works of avant-garde literature, including books by James Joyce, DH Lawrence, Anais Nin, Lawrence Durrell and Henry Miller.
BBC - Secret Knowledge: Nina Simone and Me with Laura Mvula (2015)

BBC - Secret Knowledge: Nina Simone and Me with Laura Mvula (2015)
WEBRip | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2397 Kbps | 29mn 20s | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 503 MiB
Genre: Documentary

Laura Mvula uncovers the influence of Nina Simone’s classical training in her version of Love Me or Leave Me. Laura Mvula illustrates the contrapuntal classical piano technique that Nina Simone puts to good use in her version of Love Me or Leave Me.
The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture [Repost]

The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture by David Mamet
English | June 2, 2011 | ISBN: 1595230769 | 256 Pages | EPUB | 333.5 KB

"My interest in politics began when I noticed that I acted differently than I spoke, that I had seen 'the government' commit sixty years of fairly unrelieved and catastrophic error nationally and internationally

BBC - Secret Knowledge: The Art of the Impossible (2015)  

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 22, 2015
BBC - Secret Knowledge: The Art of the Impossible (2015)

BBC - Secret Knowledge: The Art of the Impossible (2015)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 3545 Kbps | 28mn 36s | Audio: English AAC 116 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 764 MiB
Genre: Documentary

Professor Sir Roger Penrose is more than just a fan of MC Escher's mind-bending art. During the course of a long creative collaboration, the British mathematician and the Dutch artist exchanged ideas and inspirations. Some of Escher's most iconic images have their origin in Penrose's mathematical sketches - while the artist's work has served as a starting point for the professor's own explorations of new scientific ideas. To coincide with the first ever Escher retrospective in the UK, Penrose takes us on a personal journey through Escher's greatest masterpieces - marvelling at his intuitive brilliance and the penetrating light it still sheds on complex mathematical concepts.

BBC - Secret Knowledge: Stradivarius and Me (2013)  

Posted by notbanned at March 31, 2015
BBC - Secret Knowledge: Stradivarius and Me (2013)

BBC - Secret Knowledge: Stradivarius and Me (2013)
HDTV | 1440x810 | .MKV/AVC @ 2280 Kbps | 29mn 10s | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 512 MiB
Genre: Documentary

The name of 17th-century violin maker Antonio Stradivari - or Stradivarius as he is usually known - is one that sends shivers down the spine of music lovers the world over. During his lifetime Stradivari made over 1,000 instruments, about 650 of which still survive. Their sound is legendary and for any violinist the opportunity to play one is a great privilege. Clemency Burton-Hill indulges in her lifelong passion for the instrument as she explores the mysterious life and lasting influence of Stradivari - through four special violins on display at this summer's Stradivarius exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. She is joined by 2002 Young Musician of the Year winner Jennifer Pike to put some of the violins in the exhibition through their paces.

BBC - Secret Knowledge: Bolsover Castle (2013)  

Posted by notbanned at March 30, 2015
BBC - Secret Knowledge: Bolsover Castle (2013)

BBC - Secret Knowledge: Bolsover Castle (2013)
HDTV | 1440x810 | .MKV/AVC @ 3940 Kbps | 28mn 49s | Audio: English AAC 132 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 856 MiB
Genre: Documentary

Lucy Worsley tells the story of Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire. Built in the early 17th century, Bolsover Castle became the pleasure palace of playboy Cavalier and ambitious courtier William Cavendish. Guiding us on a tour of the castle and its remarkable collection of artworks, Lucy brings to life the spectacular masque held by Cavendish to win the favour of King Charles I. And from within the walls of this eccentric architectural gem emerges a colourful tale, capturing the tensions of early 17th century England that would eventually lead the nation to civil war.
BBC - Secret Knowledge: The Private Life of a Dolls House (2015)

BBC - Secret Knowledge: The Private Life of a Dolls House (2015)
HDTV | 1440x810 | .MKV/AVC @ 3085 Kbps | 28mn 33s | Audio: English AAC 132 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 670 MiB
Genre: Documentary

Lauren Child, author, illustrator and creator of Charlie and Lola, has a secret passion - dolls' houses. She's been working on her own dolls' house for the past 30 years and her lifelong obsession continues to inspire her ideas and shape her work. But why do these interior worlds have the power to cast a spell beyond childhood? Lauren explores the history of dolls' houses from some of the earliest examples to their modern incarnations, speaks to craftspeople who create perfect miniatures and meets ardent collectors willing to pay big money for tiny objects of desire.
BBC Secret Knowledge - The Living Mountain: A Cairngorms Journey (2015)

BBC Secret Knowledge - The Living Mountain: A Cairngorms Journey (2015)
HDTV | 1440x810 | .MKV/AVC @ 2995 Kbps | 29mn 2s | Audio: English AAC 132 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 705 MiB
Genre: Documentary

A forgotten literary masterpiece celebrating the majesty of the Cairngorm mountains is the subject of this documentary presented by travel writer Robert MacFarlane. The Living Mountain, written by Scottish poet and novelist Nan Shepherd in the 1940s, recounts her experience of walking in the Cairngorms during the early years of the Second World War. When Robert MacFarlane first discovered it he found it to be one of the finest books ever written on nature and landscape in Britain. This love letter to the Cairngorms instantly challenged his preconceptions about nature writing. Unlike other mountaineering literature that focused on a quest to reach the summit, this remarkable book described a poetic and philosophical journey into the mountain.
BBC Secret Knowledge - Wondrous Obsessions: The Cabinet of Curiosities (2015)

BBC Secret Knowledge - Wondrous Obsessions: The Cabinet of Curiosities (2015)
HDTV | 1440x810 | .MKV/AVC @ 2995 Kbps | 29mn 10s | Audio: English AAC 132 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 665 MiB
Genre: Documentary

As the popularity of collecting fairs and Pinterest would attest, we are a nation of magpie obsessions. Renaissance expert Professor Nandini Das reveals the story behind the Cabinet of Curiosities - the original collecting craze that began in Renaissance Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, and which is experiencing a surprising revival in the work of contemporary artists today.
Hidden History: Lost Civilizations, Secret Knowledge and Ancient Mysteries (Repost)

Brian Haughton, "Hidden History: Lost Civilizations, Secret Knowledge and Ancient Mysteries"
English | 2007 | ISBN: 1564148971 | MOBI, EPUB | 272 pages | 9 MB