What do the buildings we construct say about us as people? Dan Cruickshank travels across the world, celebrating different types of architecture and showing how our buildings reveal our aspirations, our ingenuity and our beliefs. In each programme, buildings from all over the world are dramatically juxtaposed, revealing unexpected connections between very different types of architecture. From the Kizhi Cathedral in remote northwest Russia to the convent of St Catherine in Sinai, Egypt, and themes that range from beauty, to power, paradise and pleasure, this series is a monumental journey that takes in some monumental structures, gradually building an architectural knowledge so that, through the series, a story of world architecture is told.
What do the buildings we construct say about us as people?
Dan Cruickshank, Travel, History, World Architecture
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“I couldn't wait to own this series on dvd. The greater was my disappointment to see that it has been shortened by 80 minutes as compared to the complete series because of - so the very small print on the packet informs us - 're-edits for contractual reasons'. Neither does any information inside the dvd case give any description as to what each episode contains. - This is very disappointing and leaves me the consumer with the feeling that this set has been produced hastily and without any thought given to the user of the dvd. I have become used to more lavishly produced boxed sets by the BBC and hope they will give 2entertain a wide berth in future, returning to their past own high standards.”
From: Edith Hansen