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Mumford, Lewis 1895-1990

Works: 887 works in 2,912 publications in 11 languages and 67,641 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography 
Subject Headings: Authors, American  Social reformers  Architects 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Collector, zxx, Illustrator, Correspondent, Artist, Interviewee, Dubious author, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: HT151, 301.36
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Most widely held works about Lewis Mumford
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Most widely held works by Lewis Mumford
The city in history : its origins, its transformations, and its prospects by Lewis Mumford( Book )

143 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 3,963 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
The culture of cities by Lewis Mumford( Book )

86 editions published between 1938 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 2,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technics and civilization by Lewis Mumford( Book )

102 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preparación cultural - Agentes de la mecanización - La fase eotécnica - La fase paleotécnica - La fase neotécnica - Ventajas e inconvenientes - Asimilación de la maquinaria - Orientación
Sticks and stones; a study of American architecture and civilization by Lewis Mumford( Book )

53 editions published between 1924 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,213 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 )

53 editions published between 1931 and 1971 in English and Spanish and held by 2,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The condition of man by Lewis Mumford( Book )

58 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the development of the personality and the community
The story of Utopias by Lewis Mumford( Book )

77 editions published between 1922 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,904 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 urban prospect; [essays by Lewis Mumford( Book )

21 editions published between 1956 and 1968 in English and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 editions published between 1952 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 1,508 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 )

31 editions published between 1951 and 1970 in English and held by 1,480 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 )

52 editions published between 1953 and 1981 in English and Spanish and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1973 and 1981 in English and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transformations of man by Lewis Mumford( Book )

40 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City development; studies in disintegration and renewal by Lewis Mumford( Book )

42 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 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mumford on modern art in the 1930s by Lewis Mumford( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 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
Mythos der Maschine : Kultur, Technik und Macht by Lewis Mumford( Book )

22 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 44 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. Mumford 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
Lewis Mumford and Patrick Geddes : the correspondence by Lewis Mumford( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketches from life : the autobiography of Lewis Mumford : the early years by Lewis Mumford( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Findings and keepings : analects for an autobiography by Lewis Mumford( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 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



The 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 condition of manThe story of UtopiasArt and technicsThe conduct of life