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Architecture on KERA

KERA has a veritable plethora of architecture programs on in the next several weeks.  See the information below and set that DVR...

 

NOVA: Secrets of the Parthenon 

Tuesday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, October 15 at 9:00 p.m.

The Greek Temple of Athena has served as a church, a fortress and a model for countless banks. It’s been looted, rocked by earthquakes and suffered “catastrophic” restorations. Thanks to a major reconstruction program launched by the Greek government, architects and scientists are finally able to probe the architectural mysteries of the Parthenon, the planning and construction, and how the temple was raised in just eight years, without the aid of a blueprint.

 

Painted Churches of Texas

Tuesday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m.

From Austin PBS affiliate KLRU, a look at the 19th century immigrant churches of South Texas. From the outside, they look like country churches, but inside the walls and ceiling are ornately painted to resemble the Czech and German churches of their native countries.

 

NOVA: Building the Great Cathedrals

Tuesday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, October 22 at 9:00 p.m.

NOVA investigates the amazing architecture and artistry of gothic cathedrals, crafted with hand tools - some taking more than 100 years to complete. An international team of engineers, historians and architects search for the dream that brought the buildings to reality.   

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