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The city

Title
The city / [presented by] American Institute of Planners through Civic Films, Inc. ; produced by American Documentary Films, Inc. ; directed and photographed by Ralph Steiner, Willard Van Dyke ; commentary, Lewis Mumford.
Publication
Santa Monica, CA : Pyramid Media, between 1990 and 1999]

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Additional Authors
  • Steiner, Ralph, 1899-1986.
  • Van Dyke, Willard.
  • Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990.
  • Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990.
  • American Institute of Planners.
  • Civic Films.
  • American Documentary Films.
Description
1 videocassette (44 min.) : sound, black and white; 1/2 in.
Summary
This famous film on urban development was made to be exhibited at the 1939 New York World's Fair. A classic both in the history of short film and in the concern for quality of life in our cities, it deals with four phases of town building: the New England town, the unplanned industrial community, the crowded metropolis and the designed suburban community.
Subjects
Note
  • Originally produced as a documentary motion picture in 1939.
Credits (note)
  • Film editor, Theodore Lawrence ; narrator, Morris Carnovsky ; music, Aaron Copland.
System Details (note)
  • VHS format.
ISBN
1559817240
OCLC
ocm30449644
Owning Institutions
Columbia University Libraries