Title from title screen.
Originally produced for public television broadcast October 26, 2010 ; remote version viewed November 18, 2010.
Originally broadcast as an episode of Nova Oct. 19, 2010.
Edited by Rob Tinworth ; music, Ed Tomney.
Narrator, Jay O. Sanders.
Carved from a hundred million pounds of stone, soaring effortlessly atop a spiderweb of masonry, Gothic cathedrals are marvels of human achievement and artistry. But how did medieval builders reach such spectacular heights? Consuming the labor of entire towns, sometimes taking a hundred ears to build, these architectural marvels were crafted from just hand tools and stone. Many now teeter on the brink of catastrophic collapse.
DVD, NTSC, widescreen, NTSC; stereo.; region 1.
In English with optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing and video description.
Includes a section on stained glass windows (at 35 minutes).