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The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects (1961)

by Lewis Mumford

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The classic study of the city -- its origins, its transformations, and its prospects. Winner of the National Book Award.
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A survey of the roles that urban gatherings have played in Human history. We have enjoyed the city, and of course found great dissatisfaction with it. Mumford's survey gets frequent reprints, and is full of insights. I am sure the 19 year old me was a little out of his depths with these work, but mightily impressed with it. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Jan 29, 2021 |
slightly dated, but generally fantastic. mumford should stick to areas of expertise. the pre-history section was obnoxious and a joke. thankfully it was also short. ( )
  reg_lt | Feb 7, 2020 |
Redundantly dry but informative. ( )
  adaorhell | Aug 24, 2018 |
Middle Ages Chapters 17-24
  Jwsmith20 | Dec 2, 2011 |
No doubt considered the classic history of the city. Too subjective and rather dated for my tastes. Dense, bleak. ( )
  RobertP | Oct 31, 2010 |
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