Mystery of the Master Builders, The
- 1988 ----- color ----- 58 min ----- vhs
Robert Mark, a structural architect and engineer, specializes in the engineering analysis of historic buildings. His work on Gothic cathedrals poses questions: how were such buildings successfully constructed, given the limited scientific knowledge of the time; did their elaborate style result from a quest for beauty or does it represent a practical solution to structural problems; how do lessons from historical structures reflect on modern architecture. Reveals how the interaction of structural and aesthetic considerations have influenced the style of architecture through the ages.
- Topics: (Architecture, Art: History, Building Construction)