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Building the great cathedrals

Author: Scott TiffanyGary GlassmanJay O SandersProvidence Pictures, Inc.WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)All authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.?] : PBS Home Video, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Carved from a hundred million pounds of stone, soaring effortlessly atop a spiderweb of masonry, Gothic cathedrals are marvels of human achievement and artistry. But how did medieval builders reach such spectacular heights? Consuming the labor of entire towns, sometimes taking a hundred years to build, these architectural marvels were crafted from just hand tools and stone. Many now teeter on the brink of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Documentary
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Tiffany; Gary Glassman; Jay O Sanders; Providence Pictures, Inc.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Telfrance (Firm); ARTE France.; PBS Home Video.; PBS Distribution (Firm)
ISBN: 9781608833030 1608833038
OCLC Number: 658239509
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing and video description.
Notes: Originally broadcast as an episode of Nova Oct. 19, 2010.
Credits: Edited by Rob Tinworth ; music, Ed Tomney.
Performer(s): Narrator, Jay O. Sanders.
Target Audience: Rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (55 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, widescreen, stereo, region 1.
Contents: Introduction --
Gothic cathedrals --
Stress lines --
A closer look --
Avoiding collapse --
A spiritual experience --
Divine dimensions.
Other Titles: Nova (Television program)
Responsibility: produced and directed by Scott Tiffany ; written and produced by Gary Glassman ; a Providence Pictures production for Nova and WGBH Boston in association with TelFrance and ARTE France.

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Carved from a hundred million pounds of stone, soaring effortlessly atop a spiderweb of masonry, Gothic cathedrals are marvels of human achievement and artistry. But how did medieval builders reach such spectacular heights? Consuming the labor of entire towns, sometimes taking a hundred years to build, these architectural marvels were crafted from just hand tools and stone. Many now teeter on the brink of catastrophic collapse.

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