UC Berkeley Library

London

[London]Early Victorian London

Looks at the population explosion in London during the Victorian reign, its expansion and how, while being the largest city in the world, the living conditions for the poor became worse and worse; some headway was made introducing decent low-income housing and washhouses with running water. Originally broadcast in 1976 as a segment of: London:, the making of a city. Dist.: Films Media Group. 1976. 20 min.

[London]John Nash and London.

Describes John Nash's contribution to the renewal of London, England, through his designs for Regent Street and Regent's Park, which wove together monumental plazas, commercial streets, and human-scale blocks of housing. Part of the Understanding cities series. 1983. 30 min.

[London]Late Victorian London: The Hub of the World, 1850-1897

Describes London from 1850-1897, as railways began to carve up London, the great expropriations of land began, suburbia was born, and sewers were constructed. By 1900, the outlines of modern London had been fixed, the population had reached 6.5 million, and living conditions for the poor continued to worsen while the more fortunate enjoyed the good life. 1976. 20 min.

[London]Late Victorian London: The Hub of the World, 1850-1897

Describes London from 1850-1897, as railways began to carve up London, the great expropriations of land began, suburbia was born, and sewers were constructed. By 1900, the outlines of modern London had been fixed, the population had reached 6.5 million, and living conditions for the poor continued to worsen while the more fortunate enjoyed the good life. Dist.: Films Media Group. 2003. 20 min.

[London]London: A City In Transition. (Architecture 2000.)

Surveys the city landscape of London -- a city with no overall planning authority -- focusing on popular successes and failures. Notable triumphs such as the Reuters building, designed by Richard Rogers; Nicholas Grimshaw's Waterloo International Terminal; and the Liverpool Street Station, are examined as well as projects criticized for insensitivity to human need: the Canary Wharf complex; the controversial Lloyds headquarters; and the impersonal Vauxhall Intelligence Service building. These aesthetic misfires have triggered a call to place people before architectural prestige.

[London]London: The Post-imperial City (Global Cities series)

Travels London's increasingly cosmopolitan neighborhoods, interviewing citizens offering different perspectives on immigration and resistance to it, including Islamophobia,and the frustration with foreigners who refuse to conform. A tour of the city's food markets reflects an astonishing diversity that is a source of newfound civic pride. Dist.: Films Media Group. 2005. 26 min.

[London]Swinging London (Look at Life

Features 14 short films from the colorful Look at life series, produced by the Rank Organisation every week for screening in Oden cinemas. This collection offers a priceless insight into a fast-changing world of frothy coffee, high-rise living, scooter boys an it's girls. Explore London's market with Sid James, browse the boutiques of Cranaby Street, dine at the top of the Post Office Tower and dance the night away in subterranean jazz clubs.

[London]Swinging London! 1960s U.K. Newsreels.

Down London river (1959) -- Coffee bar (1959) -- Market place (1959) -- Top people (1960) -- Scooter commuter (1962) -- Report on a river (1963) -- Rising to high office (1963) -- Members only (1965) -- Eating High (1966) -- In gear (1967) -- Change at the tower (1967) -- Goodbye, Piccadilly (1967) Down London River: Take a history tour on the River Thames. Lots of famous footage: Parliament, Big Ben, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral, Port of London, Cleopatra's Needle and much more! Coffee bar: It's a look at the SOHO bohemian coffee bars of London.

[London]The Changing City, London

Looks at several examples of changes in London, from the development of the once decaying Docklands section to the experiences of one group of residents in central London who succeeded in blocking business development of their neighborhood. Dist.: Films Media Group. c1996. 19 min.

[London]We Built This City: London

War, destruction, fire, disease---London has fallen victim to numerous crises over its two-thousand year history. Through it all London has evolved into one of the world's largest cities, a modern metropolis on a massive scale. This is the story of how devastation in London has inspired people of vision to revolutionize the city's architecture and of the events that took place to create that great city. Dist.: Films Media Group. c2004. 45 min.

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