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Mumford, Lewis 1895-1990

Works: 861 works in 3,052 publications in 11 languages and 67,811 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Conference proceedings  Bibliography 
Subject Headings: Authors, American  Social reformers  Architects 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Correspondent, Contributor, Other, Interviewee, edi, Writer of accompanying material, Dubious author
Classifications: HT151, 720.973
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The city in history : its origins, its transformations, and its prospects by Lewis Mumford( Book )
212 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 4,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The citys̕ development from ancient times to the modern age
Technics and civilization by Lewis Mumford( Book )
148 editions published between 1931 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Esta obra viene a ser un tratado que aborda las relaciones de la máquina con la totalidad del ser humano, en sus aspectos social e individual. La misma consta de tres partes indivisibles: la primera revela el proceso inicial de aquellas relaciones durante la edad media, la segunda describe las tres fases -eotécnica, paleotécnica y neotécnica- en las que el autor clasifica la historia de la máquina y la tercera analiza un cumulo de actitudes psicologicas en diferentes vertientes
Herman Melville by Lewis Mumford( Book )
67 editions published between 1929 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 2,764 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 myth of the machine by Lewis Mumford( Book )
97 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,747 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
The culture of cities by Lewis Mumford( Book )
111 editions published between 1930 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sticks and stones; a study of American architecture and civilization by Lewis Mumford( Book )
84 editions published between 1924 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,422 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 )
60 editions published between 1931 and 1977 in 4 languages and held by 2,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Utopias by Lewis Mumford( Book )
90 editions published between 1922 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
The condition of man by Lewis Mumford( Book )
65 editions published between 1900 and 1977 in 4 languages and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of the development of the personality and the community
The urban prospect; [essays by Lewis Mumford( Book )
45 editions published between 1956 and 1984 in 6 languages and held by 1,847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of essays and papers
Art and technics by Lewis Mumford( Book )
58 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,585 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 3 languages and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The transformations of man by Lewis Mumford( Book )
67 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,480 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 Japanese and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The highway and the city by Lewis Mumford( Book )
53 editions published between 1953 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mumford on modern art in the 1930s by Lewis Mumford( )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,338 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
Roots of contemporary American architecture; a series of thirty-seven essays dating from the mid-nineteenth century to the present by Lewis Mumford( Book )
34 editions published between 1952 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
City development; studies in disintegration and renewal by Lewis Mumford( Book )
39 editions published between 1900 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 1,014 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 )
38 editions published between 1926 and 1934 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America & Alfred Stieglitz : a collective portrait ( Book )
5 editions published between 1934 and 1979 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Lewis Mumford
Mamford, Luis
Mumford, Lewis
Mumford, Lewis 1895-
Munford, L.
Мамфорд, Льюис 1895-1990
ممفورد، لوس، 1895
マンフォード, L
マンフォード, ルイス
English (1,135)
Italian (82)
Spanish (59)
German (45)
French (42)
Japanese (40)
Portuguese (6)
Croatian (2)
Greek, Modern (2)
Chinese (1)
Czech (1)