skip to content

Mumford, Lewis 1895-1990

Publication Timeline
Key
Publications about Lewis Mumford
Publications by Lewis Mumford
Publications by Lewis Mumford, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Lewis Mumford
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Lewis Mumford
The city in history : its origins, its transformations, and its prospects by Lewis Mumford( Book )
217 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 4,179 libraries worldwide
Examines the development and nature of the city from Egypt to Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome and the Middle Ages to the modern world
Herman Melville by Lewis Mumford( Book )
73 editions published between 1929 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 2,693 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 culture of cities by Lewis Mumford( Book )
124 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,655 libraries worldwide
A visionary survey of urbanism from the Middle Ages to the late 1930s, with a new introduction by Thomas Fisher Considered among the greatest works of Lewis Mumford--a prolific historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, and longtime architecture critic for the New Yorker--The Culture of Cities is a call for communal action to?rebuild the urban world on a sounder human foundation.? First published in 1938, this radical investigation into the human environment is based on firsthand surveys of North American and European locales, as well as extensive historical and technological research. Mumford takes readers from the compact, worker-friendly streets of medieval hamlets to the symmetrical neoclassical avenues of Renaissance cities. He studies the squalor of nineteenth-century factory towns and speculates on the fate of the booming twentieth-century Megalopolis--whose impossible scale, Mumford believes, can only lead to its collapse into a?Nekropolis,? a monstrosity of living death. A civic visionary, Mumford is credited with some of the earliest proposals for ecological urban planning and the appropriate use of technology to create balanced living environments. In the final chapters of The Culture of Cities, he outlines possible paths toward utopian future cities that could be free of the stressors of the Megalopolis, in sync with the rhythms of daily life, powered by clean energy, integrated with agricultural regions, and full of honest and comfortable housing for the working class. The principles set forth by these visions, once applied to Nazi-occupied Europe's razed cities, are still relevant today as technological advances and overpopulation change the nature of urban life
Technics and civilization by Lewis Mumford( Book )
149 editions published between 1931 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,605 libraries worldwide
Cultural preparation - Agents of mechanization - The eotechnic phase - The paleotechnic - The paleotechnic phase - The neotechnic phase - Compensations and reversions - Assimilation of the machine - Orientation
Sticks and stones; a study of American architecture and civilization by Lewis Mumford( Book )
75 editions published between 1924 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,234 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 )
65 editions published between 1931 and 1971 in English and Spanish and held by 2,125 libraries worldwide
The story of Utopias by Lewis Mumford( Book )
104 editions published between 1922 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,945 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 condition of man by Lewis Mumford( Book )
55 editions published between 1900 and 1973 in English and held by 1,801 libraries worldwide
A study of the development of the personality and the community
The urban prospect by Lewis Mumford( Book )
32 editions published between 1956 and 1984 in English and held by 1,664 libraries worldwide
Collection of essays and papers
The myth of the machine by Lewis Mumford( Book )
24 editions published between 1964 and 1971 in English and held by 1,647 libraries worldwide
Shows that man himself has from the beginning been and still is the central fact of human life today
Art and technics by Lewis Mumford( Book )
69 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,594 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 )
34 editions published between 1951 and 1970 in English and held by 1,480 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 )
70 editions published between 1953 and 1981 in English and Spanish and held by 1,422 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 held by 1,399 libraries worldwide
The transformations of man by Lewis Mumford( Book )
54 editions published between 1956 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,331 libraries worldwide
The myth of the machine : technics and human development by Lewis Mumford( Book )
65 editions published between 1962 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 996 libraries worldwide
The Myth of the Machine is a two-volume book taking an in-depth look at the forces that have shaped modern technology since prehistoric times. Volume 1: Technics and Human Development, was published in 1967, followed by volume 2: The Pentagon of Power, in 1970. Lewis Mumford, shows the parallel developments between human tools and social organization mainly through language and rituals
City development; studies in disintegration and renewal by Lewis Mumford( Book )
44 editions published between 1900 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 983 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 )
44 editions published between 1926 and 1957 in English and held by 973 libraries worldwide
America & Alfred Stieglitz : a collective portrait by Waldo David Frank( Book )
13 editions published between 1934 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 960 libraries worldwide
A man shall be as a hidding place from the wind
Mumford on modern art in the 1930s by Lewis Mumford( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 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
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Alternative Names
Lewis Mumford
Lewis Mumford ameikkalainen historioitsija, sosiologi ja filosofi
Lewis Mumford Amerikaans architect
Lewis Mumford en amerikansk sociolog och filosof
Lewis Mumford Historien et technologue américain
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
ルイス・マンフォード
劉易斯·芒福德
Languages
English (1,309)
Spanish (81)
Italian (33)
Japanese (17)
German (8)
French (5)
Chinese (3)
Arabic (1)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Covers
Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.