Atlas Video, Inc
Most widely held works by Atlas Video, Inc
The fantastic world of M.C. Escher ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 687 libraries worldwide
In this overview of the life and work of M.C. Escher, examples of his incredibly detailed prints are shown and analyzed with particular attention to his use of symmetry and geometrical figures. Patterns in the Italian countryside and mosaic tiles from Spain were two major influences in the printmaker's work, as was the work of mathematicians specializing in "impossible objects" which could be drawn, but not created in three dimensional space. Escher incorporated all of these elements to create a fantastic world described as an encounter between imagination and the culture of mathematics and science.
Robert E. Lee ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
From his birth in the Virginia aristocracy, to the fiery battlefields of the Civil War, to his presidency of an emerging southern university, this compelling documentary chronicles the remarkable triumphs and dramatic defeats of the legendary Confederate general.
Ulysses S. Grant ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
Video tells the extraordinary story of Ulysses S. Grant, the one time shop clerk who became commander of the Civil War's victorious Union armies.
The Spirit of the mask ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
This documentary explores the spiritual and psychological powers of the masks used by Northwest Coast native peoples. It features dramatic, rarely-seen ceremonies as well as commentary by important Indian spiritual leaders, and relates how these traditions were historically repressed by Christian Europeans. The program also considers the role of masks in other cultures and examines the meaning of tribal art both to indigenous cultures and to the contemporary West.
The Sun dagger ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
Describes the discovery of a celestial calendar in the Chaco Canyon in New Mexico which was constructed more than 1,000 years ago by the Anasazi Indians. Describes the complex workings of the calendar and the culture of the Indians who built it.
Washington monuments ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
An overview which captures the beauty and history of Washington, D.C.'s major landmarks and public buildings in and adjoining the Capitol Mall.
Stonewall Jackson ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Jackson tells the remarkable story of the legendary Confederate general, Thomas J. Jackson. From his orphaned youth in the Appalachian Mountains to his daring exploits on Civil War battlefields, this powerful documentary presents the life and times of one of America's most brilliant-and eccentric-military leaders.
Shadowlands ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
How real life really began for C.S. Lewis in a brief and painful chapter near the end of his life.
Ironclads the Monitor & the Merrimac ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the two astonishing vessels that fought the most memorable naval battle of the Civil War, and revolutionized maritime warfare.
Scary stories ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
This collection of traditional, spine-tingling, scary tales told by accomplished storytellers is sure to appeal to both young and old.
Tall tales, yarns and whoppers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
Giant animals, superhuman feats and other preposterous impossibilities in this collection of tall tales.
Dreamtales ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
Contains two original animated films about Native American myths and beliefs. Watunna (1989) is from the Yekuana Indians of the Venezuelan rainforest. Starlore (1983) is a collection of five legends about stars taken from Eskimo, Pawnee, Aztec, Inca and Brazilian Indian mythology.
The Iron road ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Chronicles America's race to unite East and West by rail. The completion of the first transcontinental railroad at Promontory, Utah, on May 10, 1869, marked a turning point in the settlement of the American West.
Animal stories ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
A cast of lovable creatures with lessons to share.
Cavaliers & craftsmen colonial Williamsburg & Jamestown ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
A visual exploration of two of America's most important colonies.
Magic tales ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Collection of tales told by well-known storytellers which feature fairies, spiders who speak, and the magic of the moon.
Mysteries of Peru. The lines ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Part of a documentary series exploring the achievements of pre-Inca civilization, this film examines the lines and vast animal figures drawn by ancient Peruvians in the flat desert floor. German-born mathematician Maria Reiche discusses her theory that the Nazca lines are a sophisticated astronomical observatory, created to mark risings and settings of the sun, moon and stars.
Meteorites ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Filled with amazing computer graphics, pictures from Voyager II, and footage of ancient meteor craters and specimens from around the world, Meterorites tells a fascinating story of science, legend, myth, and wonder.
Visual tennis ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Comprehensive approach to improving your tennis game based on visualization and mental imagery.
The Giant Nile ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
From Ethiopia to Cairo, far from the trails, in the rapids and the eddies of the River Omo, in the Savanna and swamps of the White Nile, on down to the pyramids, this film takes a voyage through time, seeking the first gestures of man, perpetuated by archaic tribes.
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