Gothic Cathedral, The: A Landmark in Engineering

Synopsis
Compares the structure of the Gothic cathedral with earlier structures of Egypt, Greece and Rome, identifying the constituent elements and discussing the contribution made by each to the stability of the cathedral. A section deals with the management of the medieval construction site and the problems of maintenance. The programme was shot on location at Ely Cathedral.
Series
British History Videotape Series, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.
Year of production
1986
Availability
Sale; 1997 sale: £14.95 (+VAT +p&p)
Uses
A-level students of architecture, schools of architecture, possible use in schools and general studies classes. Extra-mural introductory courses.*
Subjects
Architecture
Keywords
buildings; cathedrals; churches; Gothic style

Credits

Director
Colin Grimshaw
Producer
Denis Smith; Kathleen Burk
Writer
Denis Smith
Cast
Denis Smith 

Sponsor

Name

Imperial College, Department of Humanities

Distributor

Name

Imperial College of Science and Technology Television Studio

Name

World Microfilms

Contact
Stephen Albert
Email
microworld@ndirect.co.uk
Web
http://www.microworld.uk.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7586 4499
Fax
020 7722 1068
Address
PO Box 35488
St John’s Wood
London
NW8 6WD
Notes
World Microfilms distributes the Audio Forum collection of CDs for language learning and the Sussex Tapes library of video and audio material for sixth form and undergraduate teaching. The Sussex Tapes collection concentrates on the areas of English, history and music. Architecture programmes from the Masters of Architecture and Pidgeon Digital (qv) series of slides are sold on DVD as well as being accessible online via subscription.

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