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Lewis Mumford

Lewis MumfordBorn: 19-Oct-1895
Birthplace: Flushing, NY
Died: 26-Jan-1990
Location of death: Amenia, NY
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Technics and Civilization

Wife: Sophia
Son: Geddes (d. 1944 in WWII)
Father: Lewis Mumford
Mother: Elvina Baron

    High School: Stuyvesant High School, New York City, NY
    University: City College of New York (attended)
    University: New School for Social Research (attended)

    The New Yorker Architecture Critic (1931-63)
    Knight of the British Empire 1943
    National Book Award for Nonfiction 1962 for The City in History
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964
    Emerson Thoreau Medal 1965
    National Medal of Arts 1986
    Risk Factors: Tonsillitis, Tuberculosis

Author of books:
The Story of Utopias (1922, social studies)
Sticks and Stones: A Study of American Architecture and Civilization (1924, architecture)
The Golden Day: A Study in American Literature and Culture (1926, criticism)
Herman Melville (1929, biography)
The Brown Decades: A Study of the Arts in America, 1865-1895 (1931, art)
Technics and Civilization (1934, social studies)
The Culture of Cities (1938, social studies)
Men Must Act: A Broad Program for Maintaining Democracy and Civilization in the United States (1939, social studies)
Faith for Living (1940, social studies)
The South in Architecture (1941, architecture)
The Condition of Man (1944, social studies)
City Development: Studies in Disintegration and Renewal (1945, social studies)
Values for Survival: Essays, Addresses, and Letters on Politics and Education (1946, collection)
Green Memories: The Story of Geddes (1947, biography)
The Conduct of Life (1951, social studies)
Art and Technics (1952, social studies)
In the Name of Sanity (1954, social studies)
The Transformations of Man (1956, social studies)
From the Ground Up: Observations on Contemporary Architecture, Housing, Highway Building, and Civic Design (1956, architecture)
The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects (1961, social studies)
The Highway and the City (1963, social studies)
The Myth of the Machine (1967-70, social studies)
The Urban Prospect (1968, social studies)
Interpretations and Forecasts, 1922-1972: Studies in Literature, History, Biography, Technics, and Contemporary Society (1973, social studies)
Findings and Keepings: Analects for an Autobiography (1975, memoir)
My Works and Days: A Personal Chronicle (1979, memoir)
Sketches from Life: The Autobiography of Lewis Mumford: The Early Years (1982, memoir)


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