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Gothic cathedralGargoyle on Gothic cathedral in France

 

Take a dazzling architectural journey inside the majestic marvels of Gothic architecture - the great cathedrals of Chartres, Beauvais, and other European cities, some of which now teeter on the brink of catastrophic collapse.  To save them, a team of engineers, architects, art historians, and computer scientists search the naves, bays, and bell-towers for clues.  NOVA investigates the architectural secrets that the cathedral builders used to erect their towering glass-filled walls, and reveals the hidden formulas drawn from the Bible that drove medieval builders ever-upward.

 

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Length: 58 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Director: Gary Glassman
Producer: Gary Glassman for WGBH/NOVA
Producer Website: http://www.providencepictures.com
Distributor: PBS Distribution
Distributor Web site: http://www.wgbhinternational.org

 

Festival Screenings and Awards:


Athens Ethnographic Film Festival, 2011; 31st International Nordic Anthropological Film Association (NAFA) Film Festival and Symposium, 2011; 12th RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film, London, 2011; Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival, 2011