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Other author/creatorCruickshank, Dan.
Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], ©2008.
Description1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sound, color.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Series Dan Cruickshank's Adventures in Architecture
Dan Cruickshank's Adventures in Architecture. UNAUTHORIZED
Contents Introduction: Beauty: Dan Cruickshank's Adventures in Architecture (2:13) -- Igloo by Andreas Sanimuinaq (5:15) -- Creating the Igloo Dome (2:45) -- Polar Bear Kill (1:48) -- Finished igloo (3:37) -- Leshan Giant Buddha (3:08) -- Key to Enlightenment (2:07) -- Architectural Meaning (2:12) -- Worship of Maitreya (1:20) -- Erosion of Leshan Giant Buddha (1:44) -- Saint Petersburg's Opulence and Grandeur (1:24) -- Russia's Catherine Palace (2:02) -- Great Hall of Catherine Palace (2:39) -- Portrait of Elizabeth (1:44) -- "Eighth Wonder of the World" (1:45) -- Restoration of Catherine Palace (2:03) -- India's Konark Temple (4:27) -- Konark's Dance Hall (1:33) -- Konark Temple in Context (3:42) -- Final Mystery of the Sun Temple (1:50) -- Credits: Beauty: Dan Cruickshank's Adventures in Architecture (0:39)
Abstract Dan Cruickshank explores the theme of beauty in architecture in this program, from the beauty of nature's simplicity to that of extreme ornamentation. Dan goes to Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland, where he builds an igloo and learns about Inuit culture; Leshan, China, home of the ancient Giant Buddha, the largest of its kind; Russia's Catherine Palace, a masterpiece of Baroque architecture; the Sun Temple in Konarak, India, full of erotic statues that are still shocking today; and France's Albi Cathedral, built to suppress the local population but now an object of beauty.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 15, 2014.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 9-12.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
LanguagePortions with English subtitles.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: BBC Worldwide Ltd, 2008.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number55694s Films Media Group
Publisher number55697 Films Media Group

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