The City in History (Paperback)

Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects

By Lewis Mumford

Mariner Books, 9780156180351, 784pp.

Publication Date: October 23, 1968

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The city’s development from ancient times to the modern age. Winner of the National Book Award. “One of the major works of scholarship of the twentieth century” (Christian Science Monitor). Index; illustrations.

About the Author

Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1955 and received the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964. He is the author of The City in History, The Culture of Cities, Condition of Man, Interpretations and Forecasts, and Sketches from Life.