David Macaulay's World of Ancient Engineering: Cathedral (2000)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Architecture & Design, Inventions & Innovations, World History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Beth Deki

Narrator and author David Macaulay takes you to France and its amazing Cathedrals. Traveling back to 1214, you are able to explore the Gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame de Beaulieu. See how it was designed and contructed through a close-up look at the vaulted arches, the vaulted ceilings that strived to reach the heavens, and the mystical stained glass windows. Dramatic stories are told of the people of this time through their prosperity and despair. This award-winning program gives us a view of the cultural and religious forces that shaped the great cathedrals' contruction.

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famous-structures, cathedral, architecture, engineering, France, stained-glass, window, door