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The culture of cities / Lewis Mumford.

Author/Creator:
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990.
Publication:
New York : Harcourt, Brace and Company, c1938 (Rahway, N.J. : Quinn & Boden Company, Inc.)
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 586 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Cities and towns.
City planning.
Regional planning.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York.
United States New Jersey Rahway.
Contents:
Protection and the medieval town
Court, parade, and capital
The insensate industrial town
Rise and fall of megalopolis
The regional framework of civilization
The politics of regional development
Social basis of the new urban order.
Notes:
With half-title.
Second volume of the 'Renewal of Life' series.
"Designed by Robert Josephy."--T.p. verso.
"The city, as one finds it in history, is the point of maximum concentration for the power and culture of a community."--Introduction.
Binding: blue-green boards lettered in silver on red panel on spine.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 497-552) and index.
Local notes:
Culture Class Collection copy has autograph of Lewis Mumford.
Culture Class Collection copy is "First edition".
Culture Class Collection copy has marginal marks.
RBC copy has some ms. underlines, marginal marks and notes in pencil and a few in red pencil in text.
RBC copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 017 by Courtland Van R. Halsey.
RBC copy signed by the author in Amenia, N.Y., on front free endpaper.
Penn Provenance:
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 (autograph) (Culture Class Collection copy)
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 (autograph) (RBC copy)
Halsey, Courtland Van R. (donor) (RBC copy)
Penn Chronology:
1938
Contributor:
Josephy, Robert, 1903-1993.
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
American Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
261242
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