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Understanding cities

Author: Edmund N Bacon; Urban Land Institute.; Urban Productions.; Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Graham Foundation, 1983.
Series: ULI development component series.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : Partial animation   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Noted city planner Edmund Bacon discusses the history and renewal of Paris, Rome, London, and large U.S. cities and explores the factors that influenced the characters of these urban areas. The final program describes various attempts to develop a new vision of the city which emphasizes energy-saving alternatives to the current dependency on automobiles.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
History
Nonfiction films
Short films
Named Person: John Nash; John Nash
Material Type: Partial animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund N Bacon; Urban Land Institute.; Urban Productions.; Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
OCLC Number: 27314081
Notes: Summary and bibliography to each cassette on container inserts.
Accompanying guide: Understanding Cities / by David Clow. Washington, D.C. : Urban Land Institute, c1982. (ULI development component series).
Credits: Cameraman, Ken Basmajian ; animators, Bart Sloane, Al Young ; music, Michael Bacon ; consultant, Malcolm Campbell ; editor, Jane Ford.
Performer(s): Edmund Bacon.
Reproduction Notes: DVD. La Jolla, CA: Arts Library, 2012. 5 videodiscs (29 min. each : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.). Transferred from FVLV 2792-5. CUS
Description: 5 videocassettes (29 min. each) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. + 1 guide (63 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm)
Details: VHS.
Contents: pt. 1. Rome, impact of an idea --
pt. 2. Paris, living space --
pt. 3. John Nash and London --
pt. 4. The American urban experience --
pt. 5. City of the future.
Series Title: ULI development component series.
Other Titles: Rome, impact of an idea.
Paris, living space.
John Nash and London.
American urban experience.
City of the future.
Responsibility: an Urban Productions film produced in association with the Urban Land Institute ; producer, director, Arthur Ciocco ; screenwriter, David Clow.

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Noted city planner Edmund Bacon discusses the history and renewal of Paris, Rome, London, and large U.S. cities and explores the factors that influenced the characters of these urban areas. The final program describes various attempts to develop a new vision of the city which emphasizes energy-saving alternatives to the current dependency on automobiles.

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