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Pieter Bruegel the Elder


Pieter Bruegel the Elder, ‘Hunters in the Snow (Winter)’ (1565)

Ralph Steiner, Willard Van Dyke, Lewis Mumford and others

The City‘ (1939) is a pioneering short documentary film which attempts to contrast the evils of the industrialized city with the idyllic conditions one finds in small-town America.

It was adapted by Lewis Mumford from the story by Pare Lorentz, and was directed by Ralph Steiner and Willard Van Dyke, with music by Aaron Copland. According to Peter Oberlander and Eva Newbrun, the film was the idea of Catherine Bauer. It was produced for the 1939 New York World’s Fair as part of the “City of Tomorrow” exhibit.

Charles Van Schaick




From ‘Wisconsin Death Trip‘, a book by Michael Lesy, featuring a collection of late 19th century photographs by Charles Van Schaick, mostly in the city of Black River Falls, and local news reports from the same period.

Hans Op de Beeck

‘Staging silence’ (2009) by Hans Op de Beeck.