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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Lewis Mumford, KBE (October 19, 1895 – January 26, 1990) was an American historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, and influential literary critic. Particularly noted for his study of cities and urban architecture, he had a broad career as a writer. Mumford was influenced by the work of Scottish theorist Sir Patrick Geddes.

Mumford was also a contemporary and friend of Frank Lloyd Wright, Clarence Stein, Frederic Osborn, Edmund N. Bacon, and Vannevar Bush.


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  • The Story of Utopias (1922)
  • Sticks and Stones (1924)
  • The Golden Day (1926)
  • Herman Melville: A Study of His Life and Vision (1929)
  • The Brown Decades: A Study of the Arts in America, 1865-1895 (1931)
  • The City (1939, a film)
  • Men Must Act (1939)
  • Faith for Living (1940)
  • The South in Architecture (1941)
  • "Renewal of Life" series
  • City Development (1945)
  • Values for Survival (1946)
  • Art and Technics (1952)
  • In the Name of Sanity (1954)
  • The Transformations of Man (1956 New York: Harper and Row)
  • The City in History (1961) (Awarded the National Book Award)
  • The Highway and the City (1963, essay collection)
  • The Myth of the Machine (2 volumes)
    • Technics and Human Development (1967)
    • The Pentagon of Power (1970)
  • The Urban Prospect (1968, essay collection)
  • My Work and Days: A Personal Chronicle (1979)
  • Sketches from Life: The Autobiography of Lewis Mumford (1982 New York: Dial Press)
  • The Lewis Mumford Reader. Donald L. Miller, ed. (1986 New York: Pantheon Books)

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