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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Politikos mokslai / Political sciences (S002)
Author(s): Donskis, Leonidas
Title: Lewis Mumford : mapping the idea of the city
Is part of: Journal of interdisciplinary studies: an international journal of interdisciplinary and interfaith dialogue. USA : Institute for Interdisciplinary Research, Vol. 8, no. 1/2 (1996)
Extent: p. 49-68
Date: 1996
Keywords: Cities;Towns;Criticism;Mumford, Lewis;1895-1990
Abstract: Lewis Mumford's discursive map, uncovering the trajectories of modern consciousness and Western social philosophy, dates back to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and the great tradition of American Romanticism. However, Mumford's discursive map of the idea of the city cannot be reduced to architecture and city planning alone. His world of ideas draws on such thinkers and concepts as Ebenezer Howard's Garden City, Benton MacKaye's Eutopian ideas, Patrick Geddes' regional planning, and Frank Lloyd Wright's organic architecture (Broadacre City), anticipated by Louis Henri Sullivan. Mumford's theoretical constructions also reflect the worldviews of Simmel, Tonnies, Spengler, and Toynbee, as well as other influential social theories of the last two centuries. Mumford was apparently the first among twentieth-century intellectuals to grasp that human creation, interaction, self-fulfillment, and the search for perfectibility all take place in the city
Affiliation(s): Klaipėdos universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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