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The City in History :  Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects - MUMFORD LEWIS

The City in History

Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects

Paperback Published: 23rd October 1968
ISBN: 9780156180351
Number Of Pages: 657
For Ages: 14+ years old

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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.

Prefacep. xi
Sanctuary, Village, and Strongholdp. 3
The Crystallization of the Cityp. 29
Ancestral Forms and Patternsp. 55
The Nature of the Ancient Cityp. 94
Emergence of the Polisp. 119
Citizen Versus Ideal Cityp. 158
Hellenistic Absolutism and Urbanityp. 183
Megalopolis into Necropolisp. 205
Cloister and Communityp. 243
Medieval Urban Housekeepingp. 281
Medieval Disruptions, Modern Anticipationsp. 315
The Structure of Baroque Powerp. 344
Court, Parade, and Capitalp. 375
Commercing Expansion and Urban Dissolutionp. 410
Paleotechnic Paradise: Coketownp. 446
Suburbia--And Beyondp. 482
The Myth of Megalopolisp. 525
Retrospect and Prospectp. 568
Bibliographyp. 579
Acknowledgmentsp. 635
Indexp. 637
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ISBN: 9780156180351
ISBN-10: 0156180359
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 14+ years old
For Grades: 9+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 657
Published: 23rd October 1968
Publisher: Harcourt Brace International
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.3  x 5.7
Weight (kg): 699.0