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The city’s development from ancient times to the modern age. Winner of the National Book Award. “One of the major works of scholarship of the twentieth century” (Christian Science Monitor).
About the Author
Lewis Mumford (October 19, 1895 – January 26, 1990) was an American historian and philosopher of technology and science. Particularly noted for his study of cities and urban architecture, he had a tremendously broad career as a writer that also included a period as an influential literary critic. Mumford was influenced by the work of Scottish theorist Sir Patrick Geddes.
Sanctuary, Village, and Stronghold
The Crystallization of the City
Ancestral Forms and Patterns
The Nature of the Ancient City
Emergence of the Polis
Citizen Versus Ideal City
Hellenistic Absolutism and Urbanity
Megalopolis into Necropolis
Cloister and Community
Medieval Urban Housekeeping
Medieval Disruptions, Modern Anticipations
The Structure of Baroque Power
Court, Parade, and Capital
Commercing Expansion and Urban Dissolution
Paleotechnic Paradise: Coketown
The Myth of Megalopolis
Retrospect and Prospect
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ISBN: 9780156180351 ISBN-10: 0156180359 Audience:
Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 14+ years old For Grades: 9+ Format:
Number Of Pages: 657 Published: 23rd October 1968 Publisher: Harcourt Brace International Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.3
Weight (kg): 699.0