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Lewis Mumford on the City, Part 1: The City: Heaven and Hell ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB523243
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Ian MacNeill, Guy Glover
Directors:  Christopher Chapman, Robert Humble, Derek Knight, Claus Loof, Ian MacNeill, Terence Macartney-Filgate, Reginald Morris, Erik Nielsen, Bryan Probyn
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Architecture, Documentary, History, Social Issues, Social Studies, Sociology
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1963
Running Time:  27:58


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An outline of the opposed natures--creative and destructive--of the city in history. In this film, the focus is on the elements that created the first cities about five thousand years ago, and the forces that now threaten our "most precious collective invention."




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