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THE CITY IN HISTORY: Its Origins, Its Transformations, And Its Prospects

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

The distillation of years of research, study, reflection and writing — and the fulfillment of the promise of The Culture of Cities, The City in History will challenge, disturb and inform all who come to grips with its thesis and development. Virtually, here- through the central theme of the city- is world history. It is far more than the study of urban culture through the ages. It is a ... Read full review

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Review: The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects

User Review  - Nicholas Moryl - Goodreads

This book's importance is mainly historical. As a work of urban planning analysis and history, it is a failure. "The City in History" was written in an era when hand-waving and appeal to "common ... Read full review

Review: The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects

User Review  - Doug - Goodreads

First to contend with is Mumford's pedantic tone. Sometimes I couldn't help but imagine him as a stodgy British aristocrat ramblingly lecturing from the ample study of his prodigious manor looking for ... Read full review

Review: The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects

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I never would have picked this book up had it not been for school. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The narrative-type discussion on the evolution of the city made it a fascinating read, and there was plenty ... Read full review

Review: The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects

User Review  - Leah T - Goodreads

I never would have picked this book up had it not been for school. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The narrative-type discussion on the evolution of the city made it a fascinating read, and there was plenty ... Read full review

Review: The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects

User Review  - Mark Sacha - Goodreads

The only Mumford I've read prior to this is a portion of his Technics and Civilization, which I'll have to revisit. There, as here, he shows his age, through the use of unwieldy terms (look in the ... Read full review

Review: The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects

User Review  - Val - Goodreads

At a basic level, the book largely consists of the ramblings of a technophobe advocating the humanization of technology (as if there were anything more eminently human than technology). Solutions to ... Read full review

Review: The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects

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If I say "life changing", you would think that may be a bit strong. But true. A fantastic view of urban life and history by a smart progressive. None better. Read full review

Review: The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects

User Review  - Barbara Thornton - Goodreads

If I say "life changing", you would think that may be a bit strong. But true. A fantastic view of urban life and history by a smart progressive. None better. Read full review

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