Lewis Mumford Quotes ( Author of The City od History ) – Read the Best 50 Quotes of Lewis Mumford

By | March 29, 2021

Lewis Mumford was an American historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, and literary critic. Lewis Mumford was born in Flushing, Long Island, New York, on October 19, 1895. He attended Stuyvesant High School until 1912. He studied evenings at the City College of New York for five years but did not receive a degree. Instead he became a student of the cities, beginning with New York City, whose libraries, theaters, and museums were his academy. Later, he wrote a series of “Skyline” essays for the New Yorker magazine which were intimate visits to buildings and quarters of the city that illustrated New Yorkers’ aspirations and failures in their continuing act of building and rebuilding. Particularly noted for his study of cities and urban architecture, he had a broad career as a writer. Mumford made signal contributions to social philosophy, American literary and cultural history and the history of technology. Mumford was influenced by the work of Scottish theorist Sir Patrick Geddes and worked closely with his associate the British sociologist Victor Branford. Mumford published his first book, The Study of Utopia, in 1922 and became the editor of The American Caravan in 1927. During those years, he co-founded the Regional Planning Association of America. By the 1950s, he was battling with Robert Moses over plans to put a roadway through Washington Square Park, and other massive urban renewal projects he feared would destroy the quality of the City.

Some Books by Lewis Mumford

  • The City in History in 1961
  • Technics and Civilization in 1934
  • The Culture of Cities in 1938
  • Technics and Human Development Lewis Mumford in 1971
  • The Story of Utopias in 1922
  • The condition of man. in 1944
  • Sticks and Stones Lewis Mumford in 1924
  • Art and Technics in 1952
  • Lewis Mumford and Patrick Geddes in 1986
  • The Brown Decades in 1931
  • Highway and the City Lewis Mumford in 1963
  • The South in architecture Lewis Mumford in 1941
  • The Transformations of Man Lewis Mumford in 1956
  • Sketches from life the autobiography of Lewis Mumford : the early years in 1982
  • The golden day by Lewis Mumford in 1934
  • The conduct of life. Lewis Mumford in 1951
  • In the name of sanity Lewis Mumford in 1954
  • My works and days Lewis Mumford in 1979
  • Herman Melville Lewis Mumford in 1929
  • Findings and Keepings: Analects for an Autobiography Lewis Mumford in 1975
  • City Development: Studies in Disintegration and Renewal Lewis Mumford in 1945
  • From the Ground Up: Observations on Contemporary Architecture, Housing, Highway Building, and Civic Design Lewis Mumford in 1956
  • Roots of contemporary American architecture Lewis Mumford in 1952
  • The human prospect Lewis Mumford in 1955
  • Mumford on modern art in the 1930s Lewis Mumford in 2007
  • The Future of Technics & Civilization Lewis Mumford in 1986
  • In Old Friendship: The Correspondence of Lewis Mumford and Henry A. Murray, 1928-1981
  • La cité à travers l’histoire Lewis Mumford in 1964
  • Green Memories: The Story of Geddes Mumford Lewis Mumford in 1947
  • Values for Survival: Essays, Addresses, and Letters on Politics and Education Lewis Mumford in 1986
  • Thomas Beer, Aristocrat of Letters: The Saturday Review of Literature, May 4 1940 Lewis Mumford
  • Sidewalk critic Lewis Mumford
  • Portmeirion Lewis Mumford in 1973
  • Programme for survival Lewis Mumford in 1946
  • Aesthetics, a dialogue Lewis Mumford in 1925
  • The Urban Prospect: Essays Lewis Mumford in 1968
  • The morals of extermination Lewis Mumford in 1956
  • The drawings and watercolors of Lewis Mumford Vincent DiMattio
  • The human way out Lewis Mumford in 1958

Lewis Mumford Inspirational & Motivational Quotes

  • Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities. – Lewis Mumford
  • The earth is the Lord’s fullness thereof: this is no longer a hollow dictum of religion, but a directive for economic action toward human brotherhood. – Lewis Mumford
  • To curb the machine and limit art to handicraft is a denial of opportunity. – Lewis Mumford
  • However far modern science and techniques have fallen short of their inherent possibilities, they have taught mankind at least one lesson; nothing is impossible. – Lewis Mumford
  • The artist does not illustrate science (but) he frequently responds to the same interests that a scientist does. – Lewis Mumford
  • Life is the only art that we are required to practice without preparation, and without being allowed the preliminary trials, the failures and botches, that are essential for training. – Lewis Mumford
  • A man of courage never needs weapons, but he may need bail. – Lewis Mumford
  • Misery, mutilation, destruction, terror, starvation and death characterize the process of war and form a principal part of the product. – Lewis Mumford
  • Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf. – Lewis Mumford
  • A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life. – Lewis Mumford
  • The chief function of the city is to convert power into form, energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art, biological reproduction into social creativity. – Lewis Mumford
  • Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past. – Lewis Mumford
  • Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends. – Lewis Mumford
  • A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind. – Lewis Mumford
  • The way people in democracies think of the government as something different from themselves is a real handicap. And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion. – Lewis Mumford
  • Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing. When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death; they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten. – Lewis Mumford

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