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Title Nova collection, Great Cathedral Mystery. [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 60 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
Event Originally produced by PBS in 2014.
Summary The dome that crowns Florence’s great cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore—the Duomo—is a towering masterpiece of Renaissance ingenuity and an enduring source of mystery. Still the largest masonry dome on earth after more than six centuries, it is taller than the Statue of Liberty and weighs as much as an average cruise ship. Historians and engineers have long debated how its secretive architect, Filippo Brunelleschi, managed to keep the dome perfectly aligned and symmetrical as the sides rose and converged toward the center, 40 stories above the cathedral floor. His laborers toiled without safety nets, applying novel, untried methods. Over 4 million bricks might collapse at any moment—and we still don’t understand how Brunelleschi prevented it. To test the latest theories, a team of U.S. master bricklayers will help build a unique experimental model Duomo using period techniques. Will it stay intact during the final precarious stages of closing over the top of the dome?
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Documentary films.
-- Piazza del Duomo (Florence, Italy).
Genre Documentary films.
Added Author Copp, Duncan, contributor.
Powell, Nick Clarke, contributor.
Yost, Peter, contributor.
O'Collins, Martin, contributor.
Riddick, Iain, contributor.
O'Brien, Miles, contributor.
Strange, Bob, contributor.
Carter, Stuart, contributor.
Beckham, Mike, contributor.
Randall, Terri, contributor.
Williams, Nathan, contributor.
Bower, Dick, contributor.
Hart, Edward, contributor.
Granlund, Chris, contributor.
Murdock, David, contributor.
Pogue, David, contributor.
Kanopy (Firm)
Music No. 1122886 Kanopy
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