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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 )

170 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,952 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
Technics and civilization by Lewis Mumford( Book )

159 editions published between 1931 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technics and Civilization first presented its compelling history of the machine and critical study of its effects on civilization in 1934—before television, the personal computer, and the Internet even appeared on our periphery. Drawing upon art, science, philosophy, and the history of culture, Lewis Mumford explained the origin of the machine age and traced its social results, asserting that the development of modern technology had its roots in the Middle Ages rather than the Industrial Revolution. Mumford sagely argued that it was the moral, economic, and political choices we made, not the machines that we used, that determined our then industrially driven economy. Equal parts powerful history and polemic criticism, Technics and Civilization was the first comprehensive attempt in English to portray the development of the machine age over the last thousand years—and to predict the pull the technological still holds over us today.--Provided by Amazon.com
The culture of cities by Lewis Mumford( Book )

133 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 2,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This offers the first broad treatment of the city in both its historic and its contemporary aspects. "For distinction, entertainment, information, scholarship, and general human interest [this] is one of the most distinguished books."
Herman Melville by Lewis Mumford( Book )

70 editions published between 1929 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 2,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sticks and stones; a study of American architecture and civilization by Lewis Mumford( Book )

81 editions published between 1924 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,224 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 )

75 editions published between 1931 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 2,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Utopias by Lewis Mumford( Book )

106 editions published between 1922 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With a new introduction by the author."
The condition of man by Lewis Mumford( Book )

56 editions published between 1900 and 1973 in English and held by 1,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

37 editions published between 1956 and 1984 in English and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of essays and papers
The myth of the machine by Lewis Mumford( Book )

29 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in English and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth look at the forces that have shaped modern technology since prehistoric times. Mumford criticizes the modern trend of technology, which emphasizes constant, unrestricted expansion, production, and replacement. He contends that these goals work against technical perfection, durability, social efficiency, and overall human satisfaction. Modern technology fails to produce lasting, quality products by using devices such as consumer credit, installment buying, non-functioning and defective designs, built-in fragility, and frequent superficial "fashion" changes. "Without constant enticement by advertising," he writes, "production would slow down and level off to normal replacement demand. Otherwise many products could reach a plateau of efficient design which would call for only minimal changes from year to year."
Mumford on modern art in the 1930s by Lewis Mumford( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,639 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
Art and technics by Lewis Mumford( Book )

74 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,575 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
Roots of contemporary American architecture : a series of thirty-seven essays dating from the mid-nineteenth century to the present by Lewis Mumford( Book )

64 editions published between 1952 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conduct of life by Lewis Mumford( Book )

38 editions published between 1951 and 1970 in English and held by 1,460 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 highway and the city by Lewis Mumford( Book )

74 editions published between 1953 and 1981 in English and Spanish and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1972 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transformations of man by Lewis Mumford( Book )

53 editions published between 1956 and 1978 in English and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

70 editions published between 1962 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Myth of the Machine is a two-volume book taking an in-depth look at the forces that have shaped modern technology since prehistoric times. Volume 1: Technics and Human Development, was published in 1967, followed by volume 2: The Pentagon of Power, in 1970. Lewis Mumford, shows the parallel developments between human tools and social organization mainly through language and rituals
City development; studies in disintegration and renewal by Lewis Mumford( Book )

44 editions published between 1900 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 989 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 )

46 editions published between 1926 and 1957 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The myth of the machine The myth of the machine : technics and human development
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Technics and civilizationThe culture of citiesHerman MelvilleSticks and stones; a study of American architecture and civilizationThe brown decades : a study of the arts in America, 1865-1895The story of UtopiasThe condition of manThe myth of the machine
Alternative Names
Lewis Mumford

Lewis Mumford ameikkalainen historioitsija, sosiologi ja filosofi

Lewis Mumford American historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, and literary critic

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

Льюїс Мамфорд

Мамфорд, Льюис

Мамфорд, Льюис 1895-1990

ממפורד, לואיס

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

ルイス・マンフォード

劉易斯·芒福德

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