Lewis Mumford
Harcourt, Brace & World, New York, 2009, originally published 1961, English
Nonfiction, Urban Design
ISBN: 9780156180351

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 20th century” (Christian Science Monitor).

On 2 book lists
Carlo Ratti

An expansive journey from the beginning of human habitation to the present.

Michael Sorkin

Given to me by my mother when it was first published, this is the book that gave me my first real clues about urban history and the relationship of form and social life. It also made me a modernist.

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