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Lefebvre, Henri 1901-1991

Works: 400 works in 2,315 publications in 10 languages and 34,136 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Director, Editor, Translator, Other, Thesis advisor, Compiler, Creator
Classifications: HX542, 194
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The sociology of Marx by Henri Lefebvre( Book )

101 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crucial importance of Karl Marx's thought for his own time and for ours is beyond dispute, but the there have always been two considerable impediments to understanding: first, the supposed complexity with which Marx articulated his ideas; second, the accretions which commentators, disciples, and hagiographers have built into the original structure. Henri Lefebrve, who has held the chair in sociology at Strasbourg and since 1965 in Paris, has written an interpretative introduction which restores the clarity of outline and the vigor of the original. Lefebrvre also demonstrates by ample quotation that Marx, far from being the tortuous and intractable stylist we had imagined, is a masterful and witty writer. But beyond this, the reader is presented with a thesis. Lefebvre argues that Marx was not a sociologist, not an economist, not yet an historian or a philosopher. On the other hand, one can find in his writings a sociology, a political economy, a theory of history, and significant intimations of a philosophy. The explanation of this apparent paradox lies in the fact that Marx was writing in a period prior to the compartmentalizing of science, when the nature of things could still be grasped as a whole. Thus, through Marx, we can obtain a coherent picture of reality as it was at the inception of the modern age. An understanding of Marx is necessary for an understanding of our time. This book is indispensible not only as a guide to Marx, but for its sight into contemporary problems
Dialectical materialism by Henri Lefebvre( Book )

141 editions published between 1939 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the aim of widening the scope of Marxist theory, Henri Lefebvre finished Dialectical Materialism just before the beginning of World War II and the Resistance movement against the Vichy regime. As the culmination of Lefebvre's interwar activities, the book highlights the tension-fraught relationship between Lefebvre and the French Communist Party (PCF). For Lefebvre, unlike for the PCF, Marxism was above all a dynamic movement of theory and practice. Dialectical Materialism is an implicit response to Joseph Stalin's Dialectical and Historical Materialism and an attempt to show that the Sta
The production of space by Henri Lefebvre( Book )

29 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henri Lefebvre has considerable claims to be the greatest living philosopher. His work spans some sixty years and includes original work on a diverse range of subjects, from dialectical materialism to architecture, urbanism and the experience of everyday life. The Production of Space is his major philosophical work and its translation has been long awaited by scholars in many different fields. The book is a search for a reconciliation between mental space (the space of the philosophers) and real space (the physical and social spheres in which we all live). In the course of his exploration, Henri Lefebvre moves from metaphysical and ideological considerations of the meaning of space to its experience in the everyday life of home and city. He seeks, in other words, to bridge the gap between the realms of theory and practice, between the mental and the social, and between philosophy and reality. In doing so, he ranges through art, literature, architecture and economics, and further provides a powerful antidote to the sterile and obfuscatory methods and theories characteristic of much recent continental philosophy. This is a work of great vision and incisiveness. It is also characterized by its author's wit and by anecdote, as well as by a deftness of style which Donald Nicholson-Smith's sensitive translation precisely captures.--Publisher description
Everyday life in the modern world by Henri Lefebvre( Book )

51 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basing his discussion on everyday life in France, Lefebvre shows the degree to which our lived-in world and sense of it are shaped by decisions about which we know little and in which we do not participate
The explosion; Marxism and the French Revolution by Henri Lefebvre( Book )

41 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cette analyse sur la "révolution de mai", écrite par le sociologue marxiste Henri Lefèbvre, traite d'un aspect particulier mais peut-être essentiel. Le mouvement n'a pu qu'entamer la "base" de la société existante ; par contre il en a ébranlé les superstructures, et certaines d'entre elles se sont littéralement effondrées
The urban revolution by Henri Lefebvre( Book )

27 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1970, The Urban Revolution marked Henri Lefebvre's first sustained critique of urban society, a work in which he pioneered the use of semiotic, structuralist, and poststructuralist methodologies in analyzing the development of the urban environment. Although it is widely considered a foundational book in contemporary thinking about the city, The Urban Revolution has never been translated into English - until now. This first English edition, deftly translated by Robert Bononno, makes available to a broad audience Lefebvre's sophisticated insights into the urban dimensions of modern life. Lefebvre begins with the premise that the total urbanization of society is an inevitable process that demands of its critics new interpretive and perceptual approaches that recognize the urban as a complex field of inquiry. Dismissive of cold, modernist visions of the city, particularly those embodied by rationalist architects and urban planners like Le Corbusier, Lefebvre instead articulates the lived experiences of individual inhabitants of the city. In contrast to the ideology of urbanism and its reliance on commodification and bureaucratization - the capitalist logic of market and state - Lefebvre conceives of an urban utopia characterized by self-determination, individual creativity, and authentic social relationships
Critique of everyday life by Henri Lefebvre( Book )

37 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henri Lefebvre's three-volume Critique of Everyday Life is perhaps the richest, most prescient work by one of the twentieth century's greatest philosophers. Written at the birth of post-war consumerism, the Critique was a philosophical inspiration for the 1968 student revolution in France and is considered to be the founding text of all that we know as cultural studies, as well as a major influence on the fields of contemporary philosophy, geography, sociology, architecture, political theory and urbanism. A work of enormous range and subtlety, Lefebvre takes as his starting-point and guide the "trivial" details of quotidian experience: an experience colonized by the commodity, shadowed by inauthenticity, yet one which remains the only source of resistance and change. -- Back cover
Problèmes actuels du marxisme by Henri Lefebvre( Book )

67 editions published between 1958 and 1978 in 6 languages and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writings on cities by Henri Lefebvre( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The selection of writings is contextualized by an introduction - itself a significant contribution to the interpretation of Henri Lefebvre's work - which places the material within the context of Lefebvre's intellectual and political life and times and raises pertinent issues as to their relevance for contemporary debates over such questions as the nature of urban reality, the production of space and modernity."--Pub. desc
Au-delà du structuralisme by Henri Lefebvre( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The survival of capitalism : reproduction of the relations of production by Henri Lefebvre( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 1990 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Du rural à l'urbain by Henri Lefebvre( Book )

36 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Proclamation de la Commune, 26 mars 1871 by Henri Lefebvre( Book )

34 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhythmanalysis : space, time, and everyday life by Henri Lefebvre( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhythmanalysis displays all the characteristics which made Lefebvre one of the most important Marxist thinkers of the twentieth century. In the analysis of rhythms -- both biological and social -- Lefebvre shows the interrelation of space and time in the understanding of everyday life. With dazzling skills, Lefebvre moves between discussions of music, the commodity, measurement, the media and the city. In doing so he shows how a non-linear conception of time and history balanced his famous rethinking of the question of space. This volume also includes his earlier essays on "The Rhythmanalysis Project" and "Attempt at the Rhythmanalysis of Mediterranean Towns."
Introduction à la modernité; préludes by Henri Lefebvre( Book )

28 editions published between 1952 and 1977 in French and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Métaphilosophie: prolégomènes by Henri Lefebvre( Book )

34 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to modernity : twelve preludes, September 1959-May 1961 by Henri Lefebvre( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work moves from philosophy to sociology, from literature to history, presenting an analysis of the social, political and cultural forces at work in the world, and concepts about humanity and culture. Henri Lefebvre is the author of "The Production of Space" and "Critique of Everyday Life."
State, space, world : selected essays by Henri Lefebvre( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making the political aspect of Lefebvre's work available in English for the first time, this book contains essays on philosophy, political theory, state formation, spatial planning, and globalization, as well as provocative reflections on the possibilities and limits of grassroots democracy under advanced capitalism
Henri Lefebvre : key writings by Henri Lefebvre( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henri Lefebvre is now recognized as one of the most influential social theorists of the Twentieth Century. In English, his writings on cities, everyday life, and the production of space have become hugely influential across Cultural Studies, Sociology, Geography and Architecture. Henri Lefebve: Key Writings presents for the first time the full range of Lefebvre's thought. The selection reinforces the centrality of Lefebvre to current debates in social and spatial theory but also sets Lefebvre's work in the context of his broader philosophical and political concerns. The extracts are divided in
Toward an architecture of enjoyment by Henri Lefebvre( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment is the first publication in any language of the only book devoted to architecture by Henri Lefebvre. Written in 1973 but only recently discovered in a private archive, this work extends Lefebvre's influential theory of urban space to the question of architecture. Taking the practices and perspective of habitation as his starting place, Lefebvre redefines architecture as a mode of imagination rather than a specialized process or a collection of monuments. He calls for an architecture of jouissance--of pleasure or enjoyment--centered on the body and its rhythms and based on the possibilities of the senses. Examining architectural examples from the Renaissance to the postwar period, Lefebvre investigates the bodily pleasures of moving in and around buildings and monuments, urban spaces, and gardens and landscapes. He argues that areas dedicated to enjoyment, sensuality, and desire are important sites for a society passing beyond industrial modernization. Lefebvre's theories on space and urbanization fundamentally reshaped the way we understand cities. Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment promises a similar impact on how we think about, and live within, architecture."--
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The production of space
Alternative Names
Anri Lefevr

Henri Lefebvre

Henri Lefebvre francuski socjolog i filozof

Henri Lefebvre Frans filosoof

Henri Lefebvre französischer marxistischer Philosoph, Soziologe und Intellektueller

Henri Lefebvre French philosopher

Henri Lefebvre sociologo, urbanista e filosofo francese

Lefebre, Henri.

Lefebreve, Henri

Lefebvre, H.

Lefebvre, H. 1901-1991

Lefebvre, Henri

Lefèbvre, Henri 1901-1991

Lefebvre, Henri, 1905?-1991

Lefebvre, Henri François, 1901-1991

Lefebvre, Henry

Lefevr, A.

Lefevr, A. 1901-1991

Lefevr, Anri

Lūfīvr, Hanrī

Ανρί Λεφέβρ

Анри Лефевр

Лефевр, Анри

هانری لوفور سیاست‌مدار و فیلسوف فرانسوی

هنري لوفابر، 1901-1991

هنري لوفيفر

ھێنری لوفێڤر

ہنری لوفے

ഹെന്റി ലെഫേയ്

르페브르, H. 1901-1991

르페브르, 앙리 1901-1991



The production of spaceEveryday life in the modern worldThe urban revolutionCritique of everyday lifeWritings on citiesRhythmanalysis : space, time, and everyday lifeIntroduction to modernity : twelve preludes, September 1959-May 1961State, space, world : selected essaysHenri Lefebvre : key writings