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TransTel (Firm)

Overview
Works: 123 works in 207 publications in 1 language and 3,484 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Documentary television programs  History  Biographical films  Educational television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 759.5
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Most widely held works by TransTel (Firm)
The sky's the limit by North Suburban Library System( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building "green" has now become an economic necessity, especially in Asia's burgeoning megalopolises. From vertical farming in New York City, to a sustainable Panama City office building, to the "Garden City" of Singapore, environmental skyscrapers are helping revive city centers, spare the climate, and check urban sprawl
Modern culture temples( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost every country sets great store by galleries and venues for cultural events. Their architecture is meant to be attractive and imaginative, and sustainability is becoming increasingly important as well. This report presents innovative building projects from three countries: renovating an old national library building in Saudi Arabia; cooling a new opera house with seawater in China; and a new museum and community center in Spain is the world's largest wooden structure
Sports worlds( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sustainability is increasingly a consideration in the design of sports facilities. This film shows how these concerns influences architecture for the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and the soccer stadium built for remote Manaus, Brazil, for the 2014 World Cup
Worlds of knowledge( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film covers three projects for education and sustainability featuring the architects at work. Included are school buildings in Burkina Faso, a half-underground university campus in South Korea, and a virtual computer-designed science laboratory in Germany
Machu Picchu and the legacy of the Incas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Machu Picchu is one of the earth's magical places. The ruined city seems to be the work of giants, full of mysteries, unwilling to reveal its secrets. Nevertheless, more than any other place, it has become the symbol of the vanished culture of its architects, the Incas. They were at the height of their power when they were smitten by a hitherto unknown disease: the instiable greed for gold which the Europeans introduced to America. This has been responsible, right up to the present day, for the destruction of countless treasures created by the skillful Incan craftsmen, whose empire extended over three hundred thousand square miles. Despite this devastation, numerous buildings, statues and other finds still testify to the creative energy of the Incas and their ancestors."--Container back
Xi'an Chang'an : the cradle of Chinese civilization( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The city on the Yellow River with its surroundings is one of the birth places of Chinese culture and civilization. Northeast of Xian, in 1974, the clay army of the first Chinese emperor, with its thousands of warriors, was discovered. Here, too, his huge burial mound, still unopened, is situated. And it was here that, by uniting the country for the first time, Emperor Qin Shihuangdi founded the series of Chinese imperial dynasties which extends up to the present day
Michelangelo : artist and man by Creighton Gilbert( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary presents the life and work of the artist Michelangelo, retracing his embroilment in the upheavals of his time ... He aspired constantly to achieve the seemingly impossible, and this he did with unimaginable perseverance. With each work he opened up new worlds of artistic expression ... Filmed entirely on location, this informative and entertaining program features close ups of many of Michelangelo's greatest works."--Back of container
Tokyo : the eclectic metropolis( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines examples of modern architecture in Tokyo and provides historical background on Japan
St. Petersburg : window on Europe = Saint Petersbourg : une fenêtre sur l'Europe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A window to Europe was what Peter the Great wanted to create when, in 1703, he laid the foundation stone for the new capital city of his Russian empire. He sent 50,000 serfs into the swampy delta of the Neva to pound the harbor city out of the ground. Under Catherine the Great, St. Petersburg finally became the thriving metropolis which Peter the Great had dreamed of: a 'Venice of the North, ' a city of the arts, the sciences and literature. Many artists, craftsmen, scientists and philosophers from Europe responded to the Tsarina's summons to come east. They brought with them new ideas, which they then blended with the old eastern traditions. A cultural center emerged, quite unparalleled in the west."--Container
Tribal religions( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In North America and western Europe there is a growing interest in the spiritual practices and ideas of the world's native people. In this program, Hans Kung first travels to Australia to investigate the beliefs of today's Aborigines through ceremonies involving body painting, music, and dance. He then journeys to Africa ... to gain insights into tribal culture through modern rites that include torchlight processions, dance, and animal sacrifice. The influence of Christian missionaries is also examined.-- Container
Paris : a metropolitan masterpiece( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program investigates the era of modernization of Paris architecture and the dazzling results of France's commitment to update its identity
Hong Kong : Asia's new skyline( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines examples of modern architecture in Hong Kong
Los Angeles : a fantasy cityscape( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Los Angeles, experimental architecture is the norm. This program analyzes buildings both from downtown L.A. and from its sprawling suburbs
Buddhism by Malcolm David Eckel( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benefitting from having the charismatic 14th Dalai Lama as its most visible spokesperson, Buddhism is enjoying a surge of popularity, drawing an increasing number of spiritual seekers from the West as well as from the East. In this program, Hans Küng enters the world of the Buddha, beginning with the holy site of the Tree of Enlightenment, in India, and ending at a Zen Buddhist monastery in Japan, to offer an overview of the many branches of and traditions in Buddhism today
London : a city in transition( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban development in London, a city with no overall planning authority, has drawn strong reactions from its citizens. This program surveys the city landscape, focusing on popular successes and failures
Chinese religions = Les religions chinoises = Religions chinas( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the dawn of recorded history, China has offered a fertile spiritual climate for a wide range of religions and belief systems, producing Confucianism and Taoism while nurturing ancestor worship, Mahayana Buddhism, and, in a smaller proportion, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. In this program, Hans Küng seeks to understand the religions of China--officially a religion-free zone during China's period of strict Communist rule--as well as the holistically oriented practices of traditional Chinese medicine and tai chi. - Container
Goya : from humble abode to royal palace = entre masures et palais( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary of Spanish artist Francisco Goya, which covers his different styles of painting, and the effect that his hearing loss had on his art
New York : a city silhouette( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program surveys Manhattan's post-modern skyscraper architecture and also looks at the proposed renovation of 42nd Street by Robert Stern and the rebahilitation of Times Square
 
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Machu Picchu and the legacy of the Incas
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