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Lewis Mumford - A Life

Miller, Donald L

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ISBN 10: 0822959070 / ISBN 13: 9780822959076
Verlag: University Of Pittsburgh Press, 1989
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Paperback, F. xxiv+628pp, 16pp b/w illustrations, index, a nice fine copy. New. Biography of Mumford, a leading World authority on Cities, Architecture and Technology. Called 'the last of the great humanists' his work on Urban Planning & Design, and the history & contribution to Human Existance of technology reamain important works in the field. 1000 grams. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 18460

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Titel: Lewis Mumford - A Life

Verlag: University Of Pittsburgh Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 1989

Einband: Soft cover

Auflage: 1st edition..

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Malcolm Cowley called Lewis Mumford "the last of the great humanists," and indeed, in more than six decades of writing, Mumford made contributions to history, philosophy, literature, art, architectural criticism, and urban planning. The author of some thirty books, Mumford produced a body of work almost unequaled in the twentieth century for its range and richness. A New York Times Notable Book, Donald Miller's engagingly written biography reveals Mumford's full and fascinating life. Based on ten years of research and unprecedented access to original and private papers, Miller penetrates Mumford's reserved public persona and takes in the complete man, his works as well as his days, as he struggles to transform the world -- and his own life -- in decades marked by unparalleled change. "Miller is an excellent critical guide to Mumford's voluminous writing." -- The New Yorker "A gracefully written biography." -- Francesca McKeon, San Francisco Chronicle "With this large, large-spirited life of Lewis Mumford ... Miller takes his place in the first rank of contemporary American biographers." -- David McCullough

From Publishers Weekly:

One of the world's foremost experts on cities, architecture and the impact of technology on civilization, Mumford is also a prophet (a Jonah, as he thinks of himself) who took early stands against McCarthyism and the Vietnam War, who has thundered against social and political abuses and has constantly warned of the dangers of rampant urban expansion. Yet, for all this outspokenness and his 30-odd books--which include Technics and Civilization , his masterwork The City in History and an autobiography--he has remained an elusive figure. In this solid first biography--a 10-year labor based on the massive Mumford archive, both public and hitherto private--Miller ( The New American Radicalism) provides a rich and balanced portrait of the man, his personality, family life, friendships, achievements and, above all, the ideas that have been his primary building blocks. The volume makes it easy to understand why Malcolm Cowley called Mumford "the last of the great humanists."
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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