Paradise Found - Islamic Architecture and Arts

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Arts Documentary hosted by Waldemar Januszczak, published by Channel 4 in 2005 - English narration

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We imagine many things when we think of this word. However, we do not think about Islamic Architecture, which influenced the art of Europe so profoundly. This documentary tours through the Muslim world, in search of that "atmosphere of Paradise," hidden away in mosques and palaces. In this film renowned art commentator Waldemar Januszczak makes an epic journey of discovery across the Muslim world, revealing awe-inspiring architecture and art objects that evoke the history of Islam. Along the way he meets local historians and experts - as well as an array of weavers, calligraphers, potters, and jewelers - who contribute their knowledge of this fascinating art-historical field. Much of the discoveries includes objects and buildings that have previously received little if any attention on film, like the 10th century Egyptian jug carved out of a single piece of rock crystal – one of only three known in the entire world ; the stunning architecture of the Uzbekistan's Samarquand ; the incredible and surreal mud mosques of West African Mali ; the inspired urban planning of the ancient city of Isfahan in Iran and the world's first great and possibly greatest mosque in the Syrian capital Damascus. The result is a stimulating introduction to a set of globally significant aesthetic traditions.

Producer : Mike Lerner Director : James Bluemel

Channel Four Television Corporation (2005)

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Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
Video Bitrate: 1047 kbps
Video Resolution: 720x416
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.731:1
Frames Per Second: 24.999
Audio Codec: 0x0055 MPEG-2 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate: 64kb/s CBR 22050 Hz
Audio Streams: 1
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 1:33:27
Number Of Parts: 1
Part Size: 785,574,234 Bytes
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