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"Cities are a product of time. Are the molds in which the lives of men have cooled and frozen, giving an appearance lasting moments that otherwise would have disappeared with the living."
Lewis Mumford

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Lewis Mumford was a sociologist and architect. His made research of historical and regionalist vision of art, the city and the territory. His view is closely related to the way of conceiving human and urban relations posed by anarchist classics urbanists (Kropotkin, Howard from the town, with its idea of "garden city" for example) and also twentieth century classics as Le Corbusier. He began as a critic of architecture (The City in History, 1961), but later wrote extensively with the culture of the machines. In general, the work of Mumford is extensive and comprehensive, covering all kinds of historical information, and putting in relation different civilizations (Asia, Egypt, Pre - Columbian, West, etc.) Technical and Civilization (1964) is perhaps his most representative work. That suggests perhaps his most famous notion: the "mega - machine". World War II and the development of the atomic bomb are examples of this mega - machine in our time. Mumford believed that this mega - machine holds great dangers and is destructive and beyond the control of human beings. His pessimistic view of technology has been extended to authors such as L. Winner. Mumford has been linked with authors such as Patrick Geddes, Ebenezer Howard, Henry Wright, Barry Parker, Patrick Abercrombie, Matthew Nowicki.

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History of utopia, The culture of the city, The city in history, Art and technique, The pentagon of power.

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