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Secrets of the Parthenon [videorecording] / Studio International ; Arte France
DVDs DVDs | WGBH Educational Foundation | 2008
Available at Adult DVD-Nonfiction (Call number: 726.1208 S)
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Imprint
[Boston] : WGBH Educational Foundation, [2008]
Descript
1 videodisc (ca. 54 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
DVD.
Note
Closed-captioned; described video.
Performer
Narrated by Jay O. Sanders.
Credits
Writer/producer, Gary Glassman ; editor, Rob Tinworth.
Note
Originally broadcast on public television as an episode of NOVA.
Audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary
For 25 centuries the Parthenon has been shot at, set on fire, rocked by earthquakes, looted for its sculptures, and disfigured by misguided restorations. Now, a team of architects and engineers is investigating the many mysteries of this icon of Western civilization : How did the ancient Greeks design and build their masterpiece so quickly? How did they achieve such precision and perfection without modern tools and architectural aids that we take for granted today, such as comprehensive plans or drawings? With unprecedented access to the Greek government's Acropolis Restoration Project, which has been restoring the Parthenon for over three decades, Nova takes viewers inside the minds of the ancient Greeks as they created their most enduring architectural miracle..."--Container.
Contents
Introduction -- An ancient secret -- Golden age of Greece -- Restoration techniques -- The larger question.
Note
Special features (DVD-ROM): teaching materials (PDF) ; link to the Nova website.
Local Note
MW, 7-08
Subject
Genre
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Alt Title
Nova (Television program)
ISBN
9781593757960
1593757964
ISBN/ISSN
783421422797
Music #
WG42279 WGBH Educational Foundation
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