Saturday, January 19, 2013

Cathedral

Based on his book, Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction, David Macaulay narrates:
.... Using a combination of spectacular location sequences and cinema-quality animation, the program surveys France's most famous churches. Travel back to 1214 to explore the design of Notre Dame de Beaulieu, a representative Gothic cathedral. The program tells period tales revealing fascinating stories of life and death, faith and despair, prosperity, and intrigue.
I remember being fascinated by the book which was one of several he wrote and illustrated explaining both construction and the culture that produced the architecture. Another was about the building of a castle.

The program takes a little less that an hour: