Lewis Mumford Reader

Lewis Mumford Reader

by Miller
     
 

This volume brings together representative selections of Lewis Mumford's major writings on the central concerns of his life. Praised by Malcolm Cowley as "the last of the great humanists," Mumford (1895-1990) produced a body of cultural criticism and commentary that for its range and richness is unmatched in modern American letters. Author of countless articles and… See more details below

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This volume brings together representative selections of Lewis Mumford's major writings on the central concerns of his life. Praised by Malcolm Cowley as "the last of the great humanists," Mumford (1895-1990) produced a body of cultural criticism and commentary that for its range and richness is unmatched in modern American letters. Author of countless articles and more than thirty books - including the landmark works The Culture of the Cities and The City in History - Mumford is arguably this century's foremost architectural critic. In addition, he shaped some of the most important public policy debates of our time, writing with vigor on such issues as urban development, transportation policy, land planning, the environment, nuclear disarmament, and the problems and promises of technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900394746301
Publisher:
Penguin Random House Llc
Publication date:
01/28/1986
Edition description:
OP

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction3
IA Child of the City13
IIArchitecture as a Home for Man39
IIIThe City in Civilization99
IVThe Urban Prospect155
VVisions of America243
VITechnology and Culture297
VIIEpilogue363
List of Sources371
Permissions Acknowledgments375
Index377

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