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Lewis Mumford Books – An Introductory Reading Guide

Lewis Mumford Books

This week marked the birthday of historian and social critic Lewis Mumford …

In honor of the occasion, we offer this introductory reading guide to Lewis Mumford books .

 
 

7. Sticks and Stones: A Study of American Architecture and Civilization

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Great classic of American cultural history and important study of American architecture and civilization, still stimulating in its sweep and insights. Discusses the early New England towns, vernacular building, Colonial and Federal periods, Henry Hobson Richardson and other important architects of the late 19th century, the Classical Revival, up to the early 1920s.
 



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