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Lewis Mumford, a life

Author: Donald L Miller
Publisher: New York : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on ten years of research and unprecedented access to original and private papers, this is an engagingly written study of Lewis Mumford's full and fascinating life. It examines his life as one of the 20th century's most important American intellectuals and his contributions to history; philosophy; literary, art, and architectural citicism; urban planning; and the study of technology. He was perhaps the world's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Lewis Mumford; Mumford, Lewis <1895-1990>; Lewis Mumford; Lewis Mumford; Lewis Mumford; Lewis Mumford
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald L Miller
ISBN: 1555842445 9781555842444
OCLC Number: 19128944
Description: xxi, 628 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface : call me Jonah! --
A solitary tree --
A New York boyhood --
A Jovian father --
A man in the making --
Son of Mannahatta --
A Grub Street apprenticeship --
Sophiology --
New York again --
Beyond Utopia --
Architecture as a home for man --
New towns for America --
Libra --
Golden days --
A period in purgatorio --
Crisis and opportunity --
The renewal of life --
Love and work --
One more love --
The culture of cities --
From lover to monk --
The barbarian eruption --
The primacy of the person --
The age of frustration --
Cities of men --
The endangered city --
Harvest time --
The myth of the machine --
The Amenia years.
Responsibility: Donald L. Miller.

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Based on ten years of research and unprecedented access to original and private papers, this is an engagingly written study of Lewis Mumford's full and fascinating life. It examines his life as one of the 20th century's most important American intellectuals and his contributions to history; philosophy; literary, art, and architectural citicism; urban planning; and the study of technology. He was perhaps the world's foremost authority on cities, architecture, and technology, as well as receiving nearly every major intellectual award, including the National Medal for the Arts.

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