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Summary:

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.

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col.
    remote
    electronic resource (video)
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], c2008.

Content descriptions

General Note: Portions with English subtitles.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 15, 2014.
Formatted Contents Note: 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)
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Summary, etc.: 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.
Target Audience Note:
9-12.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Language Note:
Portions with English subtitles.
Source of Description Note:
Title from distributor's description.
Subject: Architecture, Ancient
Architecture, Medieval
Architecture
Cultural geography
Population
Social ecology
Vernacular architecture
Genre: Videorecording.
Internet videos.
Educational films.
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