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The Story of Utopias (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)
     

The Story of Utopias (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Lewis Mumford
 

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Eminent cultural critic Lewis Mumford’s first book, The Story of Utopias, is a fascinating survey of the development of the concept of “utopia.” Mumford examines the major utopias—discussing Plato’s Republic and Thomas More’s Utopia, among others—concluding with a look at the prospects for utopia as it

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Eminent cultural critic Lewis Mumford’s first book, The Story of Utopias, is a fascinating survey of the development of the concept of “utopia.” Mumford examines the major utopias—discussing Plato’s Republic and Thomas More’s Utopia, among others—concluding with a look at the prospects for utopia as it relates to the realities of urban planning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411460997
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
324
File size:
500 KB

Meet the Author

Lewis Mumford (1895–1990) was an American historian, philosopher of technology and science, and critic who was a foremost urban planning theorist of the twentieth century. Mumford held the position of architecture critic for The New Yorker magazine for more than 30 years. His The City in History won the 1961 National Book Award.

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