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Art and architecture - for iPod/iPhone: Episodes

A short introduction to this album.
Architect, I M Pei, discusses the design brief for his pyramid entrance to the Louvre.
The designer of the Louvre Pyramid, I M Pei, talking about the design brief and how his choice fits the requirements for the museum.
How a British King's art collection became a French King's art collection.
A brief history of how art collection at the Louvre was initially started.
How French sculptor, Puget, nearly lost his head with his representation of Louis XIV.
Explaining the sculpture of Alexander the Great and Diogenes that was made by Puget.
Pierre Rosenberg, Director of the Louvre, on the original idea that the museum must reflect art history and be open to everyone.
The current director of the Louvre talking about the Louvre as a democratic institution and being accessible to the people.
French artist, Hubert Robert's painting depicting a ruined Louvre.
Looking at Hubert Robert's painting 'Vue Imaginaire de la Grande Galerie en Ruines' that depicts the Louvre museum in ruins.
Pierre Rosenberg, Director of the Louvre, discussing why the Louvre will never be finished.
Pierre Rosenberg discussing why the Louvre will never be finished.
Palladio's church of the Redentore in Venice and Sinan's Sokullu Mehmet Pasha mosque in Istanbul are compared.
A look at the criteria that influenced the architectural design of Il Redentore church in Venice.
Sinan's Sokullu Mehment Pasha mosque where all men would be equal before Allah.
A look at the Sokollu Mehmet Pasha mosque in Istanbul as designed by Sinan.
The front and back of Palladio's church of the Redentore in Venice could be entirely different buildings.
A comparison of Palladio's Il Redentore and Sinan's Sokollu Mehmet Pasha mosque.
The interior of Sinan's Sokollu Mehment Pasha mosque is filled with light thanks to its simple structure.
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