Lewis Mumford and American Modernism: Eutopian Theories for Architecture and Urban Planning

Lewis Mumford and American Modernism: Eutopian Theories for Architecture and Urban Planning

by Robert Wojtowicz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521639247

ISBN-13: 9780521639248

Pub. Date: 06/28/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Lewis Mumford and American Modernism examines the career and writings of America's leading critic of architecture and urbanism. The author of numerous books on the history of architecture, Mumford focused on the roles that technology and urbanism have played in modern civilization. Indeed, his writings have proved to be prescient, forming the basis for architecture

Overview

Lewis Mumford and American Modernism examines the career and writings of America's leading critic of architecture and urbanism. The author of numerous books on the history of architecture, Mumford focused on the roles that technology and urbanism have played in modern civilization. Indeed, his writings have proved to be prescient, forming the basis for architecture and urban planning at a time of transition and redefinition at the end of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521639248
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2009
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: the story of Mumford's Eutopia; Part I. The Education of a Critic: Part II. The Study of Architectural History: Part III. Towards an Organic Architectural Criticism: Part IV. Building the Regional City: Conclusion: Lewis Mumford, 1895–1990.

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