Sidewalk Critic: Lewis Mumford's Writings on New York

Princeton Architectural Press, 2000 - 300 Seiten
Publisher Fact Sheet Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) is still revered as one of America's leading cultural critics & an international authority on architecture & urbanism. Praise for Princeton Architectural Press's hardcover edition of Sidewalk Critic: "Here, at last, is a selection of Mumford's Sky Line pieces from 1931 through 1940, the body of work that made him the prince of America's architecture critics."--New Yorker "Robert Wojtowicz has done the public a service in republishing these essays & columns [of] one of America's greatest & least appreciated twentieth-century thinkers."--Harper's Magazine "Mumford's wonderfully stylish & incisive writing remains the unsurpassed model for an engaged architectural criticism. Lewis Mumford--whose eye was as good as his conscience--is our greatest critic. These pieces are among his best."--Michael Sorkin, architect & critic "For those of us who missed Lewis Mumford's 1930s articles in the New Yorker the first time around, this book provides a wonderful opportunity to 'catch up' & to consider again how this remarkable scholar could be at once so perceptive & so maddening."--Kenneth T. Jackson, editor of The Encyclopedia of New York.

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Time and the impatience of our culture have conspired to leave Lewis Mumford as someone we dimly recognize but probably haven't read. By gathering some of the best of Mumford's "The Sky Line" columns ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Robert Wojtowicz is the literary executor of the Lewis Mumford estate and an associate professor of art history at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

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