Includes a section on stained glass windows (at 35 minutes).
In English with optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing and video description.
DVD, NTSC, widescreen, NTSC; stereo.; region 1.
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.
Narrator, Jay O. Sanders.
Edited by Rob Tinworth ; music, Ed Tomney.
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.