Cathedral

  • 2005
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

A documentary series about British cathedrals.

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Romanesque at Its Best Season 1, Episode 5 Nov 29, 2005 $1.99

Sainte Foy in Conques. Saint Mary Magdalene in Vézelay. Saint-Lazare at Autun. Focus on these three French churches as definitive examples of Romanesque style and decoration. In particular, investigate how sculptural masterpieces on columns and over entrances rendered biblical stories into simple, visually arresting messages to instruct the faithful.

Vaulting?A Look at Roofs Season 1, Episode 4 Nov 22, 2005 $2.99

What's the best way to build a church's ceiling? This lecture takes you through the evolution of church roofs--from flat wood ceilings to stone barrel vaults to magnificent ribbed vaulting. Without these developments, you'll discover, there could have been no Gothic cathedrals.

Romanesque?A New Monumental Style Season 1, Episode 3 Nov 15, 2005 $1.99

By 1100, many churches in western Europe were built using a range of local styles, all of which in some manner hearkened back to classical Roman forms. Here, explore the development of the Romanesque style and survey impressive examples of Romanesque cathedrals in France, Germany, Italy, and England.

What Is a Cathedral? Season 1, Episode 1 Nov 1, 2005 $1.99

Start your tour of great Gothic cathedrals with this introductory lecture. Discover the important role these buildings play in both spirituality and society, and learn how their origins lie in the 1st century A.D. with the emergence of the office of the bishop, whose throne is known as a "cathedra."#History

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01:00 — Bring buildings like Notre Dame or the cathedral at Canterbury into your home with this amazing course. These 24 lavishly illustrated lessons make use (more…)
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01:00 — Bring buildings like Notre Dame or the cathedral at Canterbury into your home with this amazing course. These 24 lavishly illustrated lessons make use (more…)
The Cathedral
Bring buildings like Notre Dame or the cathedral at Canterbury into your home with this amazing course. These 24 lavishly illustrated lessons make use (more…)
The Cathedral
Bring buildings like Notre Dame or the cathedral at Canterbury into your home with this amazing course. These 24 lavishly illustrated lessons make use (more…)

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  • Premiered: November 1, 2005
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: A documentary series about British cathedrals.

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