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Mumford, Lewis 1895-1990

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The city in history : its origins, its transformations, and its prospects by Lewis Mumford( Book )

178 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the development and nature of the city from Egypt to Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome and the Middle Ages to the modern world
Herman Melville by Lewis Mumford( Book )

73 editions published between 1929 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 2,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes new discoveries about Melville's life and a new preface reporting the changing attitudes toward him. For other editions, see Author Catalog
The culture of cities by Lewis Mumford( Book )

122 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visionary survey of urbanism from the Middle Ages to the late 1930s, with a new introduction by Thomas Fisher Considered among the greatest works of Lewis Mumford--a prolific historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, and longtime architecture critic for the New Yorker--The Culture of Cities is a call for communal action to?rebuild the urban world on a sounder human foundation.? First published in 1938, this radical investigation into the human environment is based on firsthand surveys of North American and European locales, as well as extensive historical and technological research. Mumford takes readers from the compact, worker-friendly streets of medieval hamlets to the symmetrical neoclassical avenues of Renaissance cities. He studies the squalor of nineteenth-century factory towns and speculates on the fate of the booming twentieth-century Megalopolis--whose impossible scale, Mumford believes, can only lead to its collapse into a?Nekropolis,? a monstrosity of living death. A civic visionary, Mumford is credited with some of the earliest proposals for ecological urban planning and the appropriate use of technology to create balanced living environments. In the final chapters of The Culture of Cities, he outlines possible paths toward utopian future cities that could be free of the stressors of the Megalopolis, in sync with the rhythms of daily life, powered by clean energy, integrated with agricultural regions, and full of honest and comfortable housing for the working class. The principles set forth by these visions, once applied to Nazi-occupied Europe's razed cities, are still relevant today as technological advances and overpopulation change the nature of urban life
Technics and civilization by Lewis Mumford( Book )

144 editions published between 1931 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural preparation - Agents of mechanization - The eotechnic phase - The paleotechnic - The paleotechnic phase - The neotechnic phase - Compensations and reversions - Assimilation of the machine - Orientation
Sticks and stones; a study of American architecture and civilization by Lewis Mumford( Book )

74 editions published between 1924 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great classic of American cultural history and important study of American architecture and civilization, still stimulating in its sweep and insights. Discusses the early New England towns, vernacular building, Colonial and Federal periods, Henry Hobson Richardson and other important architects of the late 19th century, the Classical Revival, up to the early 1920s. 21 illus
The brown decades : a study of the arts in America, 1865-1895 by Lewis Mumford( Book )

63 editions published between 1931 and 1971 in English and Spanish and held by 2,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of the machine by Lewis Mumford( Book )

52 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and held by 2,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Utopias by Lewis Mumford( Book )

101 editions published between 1922 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a survey of the development of the concept of Utopia, by one of the foremost urban planning theorists of the 20th century. This was Mumford's first book. He starts with a survey of the major utopias, some well-known, others less so. We look at Plato's Republic, More's Utopia, Andreæ's Christanopolis, Bacon's New Atlantis, Campanella's City of the Sun, Fourier's Phalanxes, Cabet's Icaria, Bellamy's Looking Backward, Morris' News from Nowhere, and finally H.G. Wells' utopian fiction. In the final portion of the book Mumford explores the prospects for Utopia and relates it to the realities of urban planning. Mumford's prose style is engaging and this is a great introduction to this fascinating subject"
The condition of man by Lewis Mumford( Book )

54 editions published between 1900 and 1973 in English and held by 1,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the development of the personality and the community
The urban prospect by Lewis Mumford( Book )

34 editions published between 1956 and 1984 in English and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of essays and papers
Art and technics by Lewis Mumford( Book )

67 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"ART AND TECHNICS traces the relationship, throughout history, between two conflicting impulses within man: the artistic, which is subjective, and the 'technical', which is objective."--Back cover
The conduct of life by Lewis Mumford( Book )

33 editions published between 1951 and 1970 in English and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the ultimate ethical and religious issues that confront modern man and offers a new orientation, directed to the renewal of life and the reintegration of modern civilization. -- Publisher's description
The transformations of man by Lewis Mumford( Book )

67 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The highway and the city by Lewis Mumford( Book )

72 editions published between 1953 and 1981 in English and Spanish and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpretations and forecasts: 1922-1972; studies in literature, history, biography, technics, and contemporary society by Lewis Mumford( Book )

22 editions published between 1973 and 1981 in English and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of the machine : technics and human development by Lewis Mumford( Book )

102 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En Técnica y evolución humana, primero de la serie de dos volúmenes titulada El mito de la máquina, Lewis Mumford da cuenta de las fuerzas que han venido dando forma a la tecnología desde la prehistoria y que han desempeñado un papel cada vez más destacado en la conformación de la humanidad contemporánea. \r\nMumford se remonta a los orígenes de la cultura, pero en lugar de aceptar el punto de vista según el cual el progreso del hombre se debió a su dominio de las herramientas y la conquista de la naturaleza, demuestra que las herramientas no se desarrollaron, ni podrían haberse desarrollado en ninguna medida relevante, sin el concurso de una serie de significativas invenciones como los rituales, el lenguaje y la organización social. Esta es solo una de las reinterpretaciones radicales que Mumford hace de la evolución del hombre primitivo --desde la utilización de energía a gran escala en el inicio de la civilización, hasta la evolución de mecanismos complejos durante la Edad Media--. Todas ellas han arrojado luz sobre la tecnología totalitaria de la época moderna
City development; studies in disintegration and renewal by Lewis Mumford( Book )

43 editions published between 1900 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a criticism of the L.C.C. plan for the county of London prepared by J.H. Forshaw and Sir L.P. Abercrombie
The golden day; a study in American experience and culture by Lewis Mumford( Book )

42 editions published between 1926 and 1957 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America & Alfred Stieglitz : a collective portrait by Waldo David Frank( Book )

12 editions published between 1934 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man shall be as a hidding place from the wind
Mumford on modern art in the 1930s by Lewis Mumford( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Lewis Mumford is widely acknowledged as the seminal American critic of architecture and urbanism in the twentieth century, he is less known for his art criticism. He began contributing to this field in the early 1920s, and his influence peaked between 1932 and 1937, when he was art critic for the New Yorker. This book, for the first time, assembles Mumford's important art criticism in a single volume. His columns bring wit and insight to bear on a range of artists, from establishment figures like Matisse and Brancusi to relatively new arrivals like Reginald Marsh and Georgia O'Keeffe. These articles provide an unusual window onto the New York art scene just as it was casting off provincialism in favor of a more international outlook. On a deeper level, the columns probe beneath the surface of modern art, revealing an alienation that Mumford believed symptomatic of a larger cultural disintegration. Many of the themes Mumford addresses overlap with those of his more familiar architectural criticism: the guiding role of the past in stimulating creativity in the present, the increasing congestion of the modern metropolis, the alarming lack of human control over modern technology, and the pressing need to restore organic balance to everyday living. Though he was open to new movements emanating from Europe, Mumford became the chief advocate of a progressive American modernism that was both socially aware and formally inventive
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Technics and civilization
Alternative Names
Lewis Mumford

Lewis Mumford ameikkalainen historioitsija, sosiologi ja filosofi

Lewis Mumford Amerikaans architect

Lewis Mumford en amerikansk sociolog och filosof

Lewis Mumford Historien et technologue américain

Lewis Mumford urbanista e sociologo statunitense

Lewis Mumford US-amerikanischer Architekturkritiker und Wissenschaftler

Mamford, Luis

Mumford, L.

Mumford, Lewis

Mumford, Lewis 1895-

Munford, L.

Луис Мамфорд

Луис Мъмфорд

Мамфорд, Льюис

Мамфорд, Льюис 1895-1990

لوئیس مامفورد

ممفورد، لوس، 1895

लुइस ममफोर्ड

லூயிசு மம்ஃபோர்டு

루이스 멈퍼드

맘포오드 1895-1990

멈퍼드, 루이스 1895-1990

멈포드, 루이스 1895-1990

マンフォード, L

マンフォード, L. 1895-1990

マンフォード, ルイス

ルイズ, マムフオード



English (1,316)

Spanish (88)

German (27)

French (20)

Japanese (14)

Italian (12)

Greek, Modern (1)

Herman MelvilleThe culture of citiesTechnics and civilizationSticks and stones; a study of American architecture and civilizationThe brown decades : a study of the arts in America, 1865-1895The myth of the machineThe story of UtopiasThe condition of man