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Arch Never Sleeps, The

Synopsis
The structures of medieval stone cathedrals and bridges relied on principles of statics. John Trapp examines the development of the design of arches in the cathedrals of Ely in England and Chartres in France. In the early Middle Ages builders began to take account of exactly how to contain the lines of thrust within the masonry. Francis Evans uses physical models to show how the problems were analysed and solved, Jacques Heyman tours behind the scenes at Ely, and computer graphics illustrates the way a closed triangle of forces is present in stable structures.
Series
Mathematical Methods, Models and Modelling, Course Mst207
Language
English
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 29 min.
Year of production
1997
Availability
Out of distribution; 2000 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Architecture; Mathematics
Keywords
applied mathematics; arches; buildings; cathedrals; statics

Credits

Producer
Michael Peet

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£34.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
30 minutes
Year
2012

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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Name

Canny Store

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Phone
01789 207440
Address
The Mansley Centre
Timothy’s Bridge Road
Stratford upon Avon
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