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Title Dreams / [presented by] BBC ; written & presented by Dan Cruickshank ; produced & directed by John Hay, Andrea Illescas, Helen Nixon.
Imprint New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], ©2008.


 Internet  Streaming Video    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (1 video file (50 min.)) : sound, color
Note Originally produced as an episode of the television program Dan Cruickshank's adventures in architecture in 2008.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on January 12, 2014.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Photography, Patrick Acum, Mike garner ; editors, Andrea Carnevali, Jan Cholawo, Mark Townsend ; music, Alastair King.
Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Performer Presented by Dan Cruickshank.
Note Portions with English subtitles.
Subject Eastern State Penitentiary of Pennsylvania -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Eastern State Penitentiary of Pennsylvania.
Architecture, Domestic -- Yemen (Republic) -- Shibām.
Tall buildings -- Yemen (Republic) -- Shibām.
Farmhouses -- Bhutan.
Bhutan -- Cultural policy.
City planning -- Dominican Republic -- Santo Domingo -- History.
Architecture -- Dominican Republic -- Santo Domingo.
Historic buildings.
Cultural geography.
Social ecology.
Dominican Republic -- Santo Domingo.
Yemen (Republic) -- Shibām.
Genre Documentary television programs.
Educational television programs.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Educational television programs.
Internet videos.
Contents Designing Ideals (1:43) -- Shibam Skyscrapers (3:15) -- Shibam Brick Making (3:54) -- Shibam House Tour (4:49) -- Founding Santo Domingo (2:51) -- Santo Domingo's Cathedral (2:30) -- Santo Domingo's Layout (1:40) -- Spanish Empire Headquarters (1:26) -- Colonial Tobacco Trade (1:40) -- Columbus' Legacy (1:50) -- Eastern State Penitentiary (3:59) -- Rational Prison Model (3:31) -- Tyranny of Ideals (4:01) -- Thimpu's Cultural Preservation (1:54) -- Fortress of Glorious Religion (2:42) -- Embracing History through Design (3:06) -- Living Buddhist Ideals (Mature Theme) (6:22) -- Credits: Dreams: Dan Cruickshank's adventures in architecture (0:40).
Summary Cites are functional models of community life, but they can also represent the aspirations of the culture that creates them. In this program, Dan travels to Yemen to see the tower houses of Shibam, built vertically to conserve land and to remain safe against attack; to Santo Domingo, founded in the 16th century on a grid-style plan that served as the blueprint for a new empire in the New World; to Bhutan, where even recently-constructed buildings are indistinguishable from those raised centuries before; and to Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary, an 18th-century prison based on the ideal of reform.
Other Author Cruickshank, Dan.
Illescas, Andrea. Producer. Director.
Hay, John, 1964- Producer. Director.
Nixon, Helen. Producer. Director.
British Broadcasting Corporation.
BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Films Media Group.
Other Title Originally produced: BBC Worldwide Ltd, 2008
Other Title Dan Cruickshank's adventures in architecture (Television program)