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Homepage image: Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Allegory of The Effects of Good Government (1338). Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy. Wikimedia Commons / Carolyn Steel. Sitopia definition: adaptation of the definition of 'Utopia' from The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English (Oxford, 1984) used by permission of Oxford University Press. 

Sitopia: Seeing the World Through Food A film by Crossway

Hungry City book chapters:

  1. The Hay Harvest at Lockinge, Berks, 1905. Photograph from John Higgs, The Land, Readers Union, 1965.  

  2. Milk Churns arriving at Paddington Station, 1926. The National Archives. 

  3. Joachim Beuckelaer, Market Woman with Fruit, Vegetables and Poultry (1564) Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Kassel

  4. Cooking in a small country kitchen, photograph from Christine Frederick, Household Engineering, 1915.

  5. Detail of a place set at a form dinner table of a great house. Photograph from Emily Post: Etiquette in Society, Business, in Politics and at Home, 1922

  6. The Thames Embankment under construction. Detail of engraving from the Illustrated London News, 1867.(Courtesy of ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library)

  7. Arup, Dongtan Eco-City, aerial view of South Village (2007) (courtesy of Arup)

Sitopia book chapters:

  1. Albrecht Dürer, Adam and Eve (1504), The Met, New York (public domain)

  2. Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Land of Cockaigne (1567), Alte Pinakothek, Munich (© M455JG; Art Library, Mr John Harper /Alamy Stock Photo)

  3. Anonymous, Family eating their midday meal at home (1946) (© Walter Sanders / The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)

  4. Anonymous, Les Halles, Paris (c. 1900) (© Culture Club / Getty Images)

  5. Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (1411–1416), Musée Condé, Chantilly (© MMGYAD; The Picture Art Collection, Paul Fearn / Alamy Stock Photo)

  6. Excavated Apple Tree with Roots (1970s), East Malling Research Station, Kent (courtesy of NIAB EMR)

  7. Juan Sánchez Cotán, Still Life with Game, Vegetables and Fruit (1602), Prado, Madrid (© Photographic Archive Museo Nacional del Prado)


An Allegory of Sitopia (2019) by Miriam Escofet

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