• The Story of Utopias (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press) See large image

    The Story of Utopias (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press) (Paperback) By (author) Professor Lewis Mumford, Introduction by Hendrik Willem van Loon

    Hard to find title available from Book Depository

    $17.99 - Save $2.00 10% off - RRP $19.99 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 3 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    DescriptionLewis Mumford (1895-1990) was an American historian of technology and science. Particularly noted for his study of cities and urban architecture, he had a tremendously broad career as a writer that also included a period as an influential literary critic. Mumford's earliest books in the field of literary criticism have had a lasting impact on contemporary American literary criticism. The Golden Day contributed to a resurgence in scholarly research on the work of 1850's American transcendentalist authors and Herman Melville: A Study of His Life and Vision effectively launched a revival in the study of the work of Herman Melville. In his early writings on urban life, Mumford was optimistic about human abilities and wrote that the human race would use electricity and mass communication to build a better world for all humankind. He would later take a more pessimistic stance. His early architectural criticism also helped to bring wider public recognition to the work of Henry Hobson Richardson, Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright. He served as the architectural critic for The New Yorker magazine for over 30 years, and his 1961 book, The City in History, received the National Book Award.


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for The Story of Utopias (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)

    Title
    The Story of Utopias (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor Lewis Mumford, Introduction by Hendrik Willem van Loon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 228
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781409950325
    ISBN 10: 1409950328
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25220
    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    BIC subject category V2: HP
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    Abridged Dewey: 100
    LC classification: BD
    BISAC V2.8: POL000000
    DC22: 321.07
    DC21: 321.07
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Dodo Press
    Imprint name
    Dodo Press
    Publication date
    28 February 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Gloucester