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Lewis Mumford and American modernism : Eutopian theories for architecture and urban planning

Author: Robert Wojtowicz
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lewis Mumford and American Modernism examines the career and writings of America's leading critic of architecture and criticism. The author of numerous books and articles and regular columnist for the New Yorker, Mumford focused on the roles that architecture, technology, and urbanism play in modern civilization. Although a key figure in the introduction of European ideas to the United States, he sought an American
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Quotations (texts)
Biographies
Named Person: Lewis Mumford; Lewis Mumford; Lewis Mumford; Lewis Mumford; Lewis Mumford; Lewis Mumford
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Wojtowicz
ISBN: 0521482151 9780521482158
OCLC Number: 32508643
Description: xii, 224 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Story of Mumford's "Eutopia" --
1. The Education of a Critic --
2. The Study of Architectural History --
3. Toward an Organic Architectural Criticism --
4. Building the Regional City --
Conclusion: Lewis Mumford, 1895-1990.
Responsibility: Robert Wojtowicz.
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