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The Culture of Cities (Book 2) By Lewis Mumford The Culture of Cities Book This offers the first broad treatment of the city in both its historic and its contemporary aspects For distinction entertainment information scholarship and general human interest this is one of
  • Title: The Culture of Cities (Book 2)
  • Author: Lewis Mumford
  • ISBN: 9780156233019
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Culture of Cities (Book 2) By Lewis Mumford This offers the first broad treatment of the city in both its historic and its contemporary aspects For distinction, entertainment, information, scholarship, and general human interest this is one of the most distinguished books Forum Index photographs.
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    1. Lewis Mumford

      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.

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    1. This book has two parts The first part covers the city from the middle ages to the modern megalopolis as of the 1930s when the book was written The second part presentats the concepts of biogregions and garden cities as the way forward for urban life Mumford presentation of bioregionalism is ground breaking if we had followed the bioregionalist vision in the USA quality of life would have been tremendously enhanced But some momentum is building for bioregionalism e.g Barbara Kingsolver s Animal, [...]


    2. The Culture of Cities looks at the sociological, political, and psychological implications of urban living Nearly 80 years old from its original publication, the book anticipates many of the changes of the 20th century including efforts like Brasilia and planned cities as well as some nostalgia for the rural focused 19th century country like.Mumford looks at the rise of cities going back than 1,000 years, focusing on how urban areas affected the political balance in a nation state Although he w [...]


    3. i could only find this book 2 , but i have only seen the full edition maybe it is 2 books combined this book is amazing written in the late 1930s it addresses many issues in urban planning and architecture that confront us now it talks about the development of the city since ancient and medieval times but keep in mind it it disses pittsburgh the couple times it mentions it, for it s major pollution actually, one of these pitts dis pages is my favouritepart of the book lewis starts going off on h [...]


    4. Even though it was first published over 70 years ago, The Culture of Cities is still incredibly relevant maybe because, sadly, most of its optimistic predictions have yet to be realized Clearly the product of a brilliant mind.




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