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Lewis Mumford and American Modernism
Eutopian Theories for Architecture and Urban Planning


  • Date Published: August 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521639248

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  • Lewis Mumford and American Modernism examines the career and writings of America's leading critic of architecture. The author of numerous books on the history of architecture, Mumford focused on the roles that technology and urbanism have played in modern civilisation. One of the first to write appreciatively of the achievements of the Chicago school, he was also a fervent supporter of Frank Lloyd Wright, whose buildings embodied the organic, rather than technological, basis for modern architecture that Mumford strongly advocated. Indeed, his writings have proved to be prescient, forming the basis for architecture and urban planning at a time of transition and redefinition at the end of the twentieth century.

    • Covers Mumford's career and theories including his friendship with Frank Lloyd Wright
    • Discusses Mumford's criticism of New York City
    • Analyses Mumford as an early proponent of regional planning
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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521639248
    • length: 260 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: the story of Mumford's Eutopia
    Part I. The Education of a Critic: Part II. The Study of Architectural History: Part III. Towards an Organic Architectural Criticism: Part IV. Building the Regional City: Conclusion: Lewis Mumford, 1895–1990.

  • Author

    Robert Wojtowicz, Old Dominion University, Virginia

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