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Mumford, Lewis 1895-1990

Overview
Works: 868 works in 3,153 publications in 11 languages and 67,860 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, Contributor, Other, Correspondent, Illustrator, Dubious author, edi, Interviewee, Writer of accompanying material, zxx
Classifications: HT151, 720.973
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The city in history : its origins, its transformations, and its prospects by Lewis Mumford( Book )

139 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The citys̕ development from ancient times to the modern age
The culture of cities by Lewis Mumford( Book )

148 editions published between 1930 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 2,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herman Melville by Lewis Mumford( Book )

69 editions published between 1929 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 2,752 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
Technics and civilization by Lewis Mumford( Book )

157 editions published between 1931 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,611 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
Sticks and stones; a study of American architecture and civilization by Lewis Mumford( Book )

73 editions published between 1924 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,291 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 1977 in 4 languages and held by 2,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of the machine by Lewis Mumford( Book )

74 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En el pentágono del poder, segundo y último volumen de El mito de la máquina, concluye el balance radical que Lewis Mumford hace de rancias y trasnochadas concepciones acerca del progreso humano y tecnológico. Mumford ofrece una explicación histórica completa de las irracionalidades y las devastaciones que han socavado las grandes conquistas de todas las civilizaciones y demuestra cómo los imperativos cuantitativos de la técnica moderna (velocidad, producción en masa, automación, comunicación instantánea y control remoto) han acarreado inevitablemente la contaminación, los deshechos, las perturbaciones ecológicas y el exterminio de seres humanos en una escala inconcebible con anterioridad. Lejos de ser un ataque contra la ciencia y la técnica, el pentágono del poder pretende establecer un orden social más orgánico, basado en los inmensos recursos tecnológicos del organismo humano. Semejante orden, según demuestra Mumford, es fundamental para que la humanidad pueda superar las fantasías y agresiones deshumanizadas que amenazan con destruir nuestra civilización por entero
The story of Utopias by Lewis Mumford( Book )

101 editions published between 1922 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,988 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 )

68 editions published between 1900 and 1988 in 5 languages and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

44 editions published between 1956 and 1984 in 5 languages and held by 1,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

65 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,596 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 )

41 editions published between 1952 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conduct of life by Lewis Mumford( Book )

31 editions published between 1951 and 1970 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transformations of man by Lewis Mumford( Book )

67 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1973 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The highway and the city by Lewis Mumford( Book )

62 editions published between 1953 and 1981 in English and Spanish and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

42 editions published between 1900 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 1,015 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 myth of the machine: technics and human development by Lewis Mumford( Book )

52 editions published between 1962 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 349 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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Alternative Names
Lewis Mumford

Lewis Mumford Amerikaans architect

Lewis Mumford urbanista e sociologo statunitense

Lewis Mumford US-amerikanischer Architekturkritiker und Wissenschaftler

Mamford, Luis

Mumford, Lewis

Mumford, Lewis 1895-

Munford, L.

Луис Мъмфорд

Мамфорд, Льюис

Мамфорд, Льюис 1895-1990

لوئیس مامفورد

ممفورد، لوس، 1895

लुइस ममफोर्ड

லூயிசு மம்ஃபோர்டு

루이스 멈퍼드

マンフォード, L

マンフォード, ルイス

ルイス・マンフォード

劉易斯·芒福德

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The culture of citiesHerman MelvilleTechnics 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