The classic study of the city -- its origins, its transformations, and its prospects. Winner of the National Book Award.The classic study of the city -- its origins, its transformations, and its prospects. Winner of the National Book Award.Read Less
657 pages. Softcover. Brand new book. HISTORY. This classic study of urban form outlines an order integrating technical facilities with biological needs and social norms rather than accepting the tendencies to congestion, sprawl and social disintegration. Includes many pictures. (Key Words: Cultural History, Cities, Urban, Metropolitan, Biology, Organization, Lewis Mumford).
New in New jacket. BRAND NEW & COLLECTIBLE w/trace wear to lower back of dust jacket. Classic history of urban growth from Egyptian beginnings to modern times. Milestone work from multiple-award winning historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, literary critic, and friend of Frank Lloyd Wright, Lewis Mumford, (1895-1990). 18 chapters, with illustrations, chronicle growth from what was a sancturary, to villiage, to stronghold, and crystallization of cities. Exciting intellectual and architectural history,
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