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The largest masonry dome on earth, Florence's cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, is a masterpiece of ingenuity and a source of mystery. Historians and engineers have long debated how its architect, kept the dome perfectly aligned and symmetrical as the sides rose and converged toward the center. To test the latest theories, a team of U.S. bricklayers will help build an experimental, mini-Duomo, using period tools and techniques.
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5.0

Fabulous

By Pinky

from Seattle, WA

Comments about PBS NOVA: Great Cathedral Mystery DVD:

Incredible that 6 centuries ago this was accomplished and still safely standing and in use. The mystery was a long time in solution and called for the help of master masons from the U.S. who had never before seen anything like this. They helped solve the mystery.
Very interesting story.

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5.0

Wonderful production

By Dawn Lynch

from Crestwood KY

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Comments about PBS NOVA: Great Cathedral Mystery DVD:

I loved the program.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Story Well Told

By Jim the Architect

from Dallas, Texas

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Comments about PBS NOVA: Great Cathedral Mystery DVD:

GCM explains very complex architecture in a way that is easily understood. I consulted on the detailed architectural elements and was concerned about the complexity, but when I saw the fast-moving yet comprehensible story, it blew me away.It is an excellent learning tool for anyone interested in architecture history.

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5.0

roof Well done

By Pat

from Portland, OR

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Comments about PBS NOVA: Great Cathedral Mystery DVD:

Lots of references to questions about how the entire structure was developed by a non-engineer - and still no answers

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5.0

Great Cathedral Mystery

By Scott

from Gainesville, Fla.

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Comments about PBS NOVA: Great Cathedral Mystery DVD:

I did write a review, hope you didn't lose it. Scott

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