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TransTel (Firm)

Overview
Works: 142 works in 202 publications in 1 language and 3,471 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Internet videos  Educational television programs  Nonfiction television programs  History  Travelogues (Motion pictures)  Biography  Biographical films 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 985.01
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Most widely held works by TransTel (Firm)
The sky's the limit( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 214 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 214 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 209 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 209 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
Slovenia and the European Union( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geographically perceived as a part of the Balkans, Slovenia is striving for statehood in the E.U. in the hope of differentiating itself from its bellicose neighbors. This program describes Slovenia, a politically stable democracy on a sound financial footing, as a special case among E.U. applicants. The country's record of respecting the rights of its ethnic minorities and its prime location as an economic gateway to southeastern Europe are points in its favor, although the country's low agricultural output and difficult transition to industrial privatization may become stumbling blocks
Xi'an Chang'an : the cradle of Chinese civilization( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 103 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 : captured in stone( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 99 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
St. Petersburg : window on Europe = Saint Petersbourg : une fenêtre sur l'Europe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 78 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
Tokyo : the eclectic metropolis( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines examples of modern architecture in Tokyo and provides historical background on Japan
Los Angeles : a fantasy cityscape( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 73 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
The history of the European Monetary Union( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of the European Monetary Union (EMU), the unification timetable up to 2002, the convergence criteria, and the coins and banknotes themselves. Provides background on the euro member states and the European Central Bank, examines the impact of the euro on world trade, the job market, and tourism, and analyzes the euro's role in international monetary transactions. Compares the euro to the dollar and discusses the hopes and fears of many Europeans
Hong Kong : Asia's new skyline( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines examples of modern architecture in Hong Kong
Chinese religions = Les religions chinoises = Religions chinas( Visual )

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

In this program, Hans Kung 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
New York : a city silhouette( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 58 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
Paris : a metropolitan masterpiece( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 57 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
Sports shoe wars : battle of the giants in China( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three athletic footwear companies, Nike, Adidas, and homegrown upstart Li Ning, have faced off in a high-stakes battle for China's gigantic market. This program examines Adidas' rising prominence in the country, an ascension due in no small part to its well-publicized Olympic Games sponsorship. Li Ning's efforts to retain its precarious hold on the urban market are also studied
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
Buddhism( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 53 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
Colonialism, nationalism, and migration( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Industrial nations' needs for raw materials, commercial markets, and naval refueling stations sped up the race to colonize Africa and Asia. This program explores the socioeconomic impact and consequences of colonial interests in places such as India, the Belgian Congo, and Java. The Boxer Rebellion and Gandhi's passive resistance campaign define the spectrum of colonial nationalism. Emigration, expulsion, and forced resettlement of the poor and oppressed are also examined, as Russian Jews fled to the U.S., Chinese migrated to Brazil, Zionists flocked to Palestine, and millions of others traveled to lands of hope--or hopelessness".--Container
 
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Machu Picchu and the legacy of the Incas
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