Lewis Mumford

Lewis Mumford, 1895–1990, American social philosopher, b. Flushing, N.Y.; educ. City College of New York, Columbia, New York Univ., and the New School for Social Research. A critic of the dehumanizing tendencies of modern technological civilization, Mumford argues that humanity's only hope lies in a return to human feelings and sensitivities and to moral values. In addition to social philosophy, his works cover such areas as architecture and city planning. He served as professor at Stanford, the Univ. of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Univ. of California at Berkeley, and other universities. Among his books are Technics and Civilization (1934), The Culture of Cities (1938), The Condition of Man (1944), The Conduct of Life (1951), The Transformations of Man (1956), The City in History (1961), and Interpretations and Forecasts (1973).

See biography by D. L. Miller (1992); F. G. Novak, Jr., ed., Lewis Mumford and Patrick Geddes: The Correspondence (1995).

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Lewis Mumford: Selected full-text books and articles

Art and Technics By Lewis Mumford Columbia University Press, 2000
FREE! The Story of Utopias By Lewis Mumford Boni and Liveright, 1922
Living Philosophies By Hilaire Belloc; Bertrand Russell; H. G. Wells; John Dewey; Theodore Dreiser; Irwin Edman; H. L. Mencken; Albert Einstein; Arthur Keith; Beatrice Webb; Fridtjof Nansen; George Jean Nathan; Hu Shih; Irving Babbitt; J. B. S. Haldane; James Jeans; James Truslow Adams; Joseph Wood Krutch; Julia Peterkin; Lewis Mumford; Robert Andrews Millikan; William Ralphinge Simon and Schuster, 1931
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Lewis Mumford and Institutional Economics By Long, Stewart Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 36, No. 1, March 2002
The Eutopitect: Lewis Mumford as a Reluctant Utopian By Cotton, William T Utopian Studies, Vol. 8, No. 1, Winter 1997
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Lewis Mumford at 100 By Kay, Jane Holtz The Nation, Vol. 261, No. 22, December 25, 1995
Makers of the City By Lewis F. Fried University of Massachusetts Press, 1990
Encyclopedia of 20th Century Architecture By R. Stephen Sennott Fitzroy Dearborn, vol.2, 2004
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