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The city in history : its origins, its transformations, and its prospects  Cover Image Book Book

The city in history : its origins, its transformations, and its prospects / by Lewis Mumford.


The citys̕ development from ancient times to the modern age.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780156180351
  • ISBN: 0156180359
  • Physical Description: xi, 657, 64 pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: San Diego : Harcout, Inc., 1989, 1961.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Harvest Book."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 579-634) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Sanctuary, village, and stronghold -- The crystallization of the city -- Ancestral forms and patterns -- The nature of the ancient city -- Emergence of the polis -- Citizen versus ideal city -- Helleinistic absolutism and urbanity -- Megalopolis into necropolis -- Cloister and community -- Medieval urban housekeeping -- Medieval disruptions, modern anticipations -- The structure of baroque power -- Court, parade, and capital -- Commercial expansion and urban dissolution -- Paleotechnic paradise : Coketown -- Suburbia-and beyond -- The myth of megalopolis -- Retrospect and prospect.
Subject: Cities and towns > History.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Kirtland Community College Library HT 111 .M8 1989 30775305545197 General Collection Available -

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