David Macaulay's World of Ancient Engineering: Cathedral

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/11/2006
  • UPC: 841887006156
  • Original Release: 2000
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: English
  • Time: 60:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 56,491

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Macaulay Host
Derek Jacobi Voice Only
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Cathedral
2. Introduction: Palaces of God [:19]
3. Rebuilding a Lost Cathedral [7:33]
4. Flying Buttresses [8:02]
5. Discontent With the Bishop [6:07]
6. Hubs of Thriving Economies [7:53]
7. Calamity During Construction [3:07]
8. Truth Behind the Romance [11:21]
9. The Gothic Cathedral Is Awesome [5:53]
10. Credits [4:39]
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