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Lewis Mumford

American historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology and literary critic (1895-1990)

1895   -   1990

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: City College of New York, The New School, Stuyvesant High School, New York University, Columbia University
occupation: architect, historian of technology, historian, sociologist, screenwriter, literary critic, philosopher, journalist, urban planner, writer
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Prix mondial Cino Del Duca, National Medal of Arts, Royal Gold Medal, National Book Award for Nonfiction, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Emerson-Thoreau Medal, Hodgkins Medal, Benjamin Franklin Medal
influenced by: Patrick Geddes, Thorstein Veblen, Herman Melville

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Lewis Mumford (October 19, 1895 – January 26, 1990) was an American historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, and literary critic. Particularly noted for his study of cities and urban architecture, he had a broad career as a writer. Mumford made signal contributions to social philosophy, American literary and cultural history and the history of technology. Mumford was influenced by the work of Scottish theorist Sir Patrick Geddes and worked closely with his associate the British sociologist Victor Branford. 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 City in History

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La cité à travers l'histoire

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Herman Melville

biography about American author Herman Melville

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The story of Utopias

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