Museum without Walls: The Greek Temple

Run Time - 54 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sally Barber

The eight-volume Museum Without Walls series sweeps across 4,000 years and three continents to document mankind's greatest artistic and architectural achievements. The program The Greek Temple chronicles the most sacred sites at Athens, the birthplace of democracy; Delphi, the city the ancient Greeks believed to be the center of the world; Sounion, where the Temple of Poseidon was built; Paestum, Pompeii's neighbor; and Agrigento, described by ancients as "the most beautiful city of the mortals." The program fuses location footage with models and animated reconstructions to provide an in-depth look at the construction of temples, emphasizing the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian styles. Other programs in this series include Giotto and the Pre-Renaissance, Goya, Germany -Dada, Le Corbusier, Crete and Mycenae, Picasso: War, Peace, Love, The Greek Temple, and The Cubist Epoch.