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Betye Saar: Lo, The Mystique City (1965)
The city of Richmond, California is named after the city of Richmond, Virginia, which is named after the English town of Richmond near London, which was named for Richmond Palace, which Henry VII named after his ancestral home in Richmond, … Continue reading
Alfred G. Buckham: Aerial view of Edinburgh (c. 1920)
Chesley Bonestell: Atom Bomb Hits New York City; cover illustration for the August 5, 1950 issue of Collier’s magazine.
Built for the 1964 World’s Fair at a cost of $672,000 (about $5.3 million in 2017), the Panorama of New York City at the Queens Museum is the world’s largest architectural model of a city. It includes about 895,000 miniature … Continue reading
Tullio Crali: Upside Down Loop (Death Loop) (1938)
Bruce Davidson: Chicago, 1962. I like to think this is playing on the jukebox.
Hugh Ferriss: Illustration from The Metropolis of Tomorrow (1929) (source)
Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Allegorical Frontispiece of Rome and its history from Le Antichita Romane (1756)