Streaming Video - 2014
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The fantasies of dictators, kings, sultans, and warriors are laid bare in this program as Dan Cruikshank explores architecture as a statement of worldly power. Dan visits Nicolae Ceau?escu's palace in Romania, a colossal edifice built by the 20th century's last communist dictator; Marqab Castle in Syria, constructed by the Crusaders to control the area between Asia Minor and the Holy Land; an imposing plantation house in New Orleans that stands in stark contrast to nearby slave cabins; and the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, a place where women, too, were slaves-but where they could also give birth to the country's next emperor.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], c2008
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (50 min.) :,sd., col


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