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The city in history : its origins, its transformations, and its prospects

Author: Lewis Mumford
Publisher: New York : Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., [©1961]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the development and nature of the city from Egypt to Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
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Genre/Form: History
Dust jackets (Binding)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990.
City in history: its origins, its transformations, and its prospects.
New York, Harcourt, Brace & World [1961]
(OCoLC)573152427
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Mumford
ISBN: 0151180113 9780151180110
OCLC Number: 964905
Description: xi, 657 pages, 50 unnumbered pages, 64 pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Sanctuary, village, and stronghold --
2. The crystallization of the city --
3. Ancestral forms and patterns --
4. The nature of the ancient city --
5. Emergence of the polis --
6. Citizen versus ideal city --
7. Hellenistic absolutism and urbanity --
8. Megalopolis into necropolis --
9. Cloister and community --
10. Medieval urban housekeeping --
11. Medieval disruptions, modern anticipations --
12. The structure of baroque power --
13. Court, parade, and capital --
14. Commercial expansion and urban dissolution --
15. Paleotechnic paradise : Coketown --
16. Suburbia-and beyond --
17. The myth of megalopolis --
18. Retrospect and prospect.
Responsibility: by Lewis Mumford.

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Examines the development and nature of the city from Egypt to Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome and the Middle Ages to the modern world.

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