Today marks the anniversary of the death of Lewis Mumford, historian and social critic.
Mumford was the author of the important book:
The City in History
National Book Award Winner.
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In conjunction with the success of this book, Mumford made a superb six-part documentary series that spans the book’s content. The full series can be watched online…
If you only have a few minutes, these clips are a solid introduction to the full series:
Watch the full series:
Part 1: The City: Heaven or Hell?
The subsequent parts are available to be watched on the National Film Board (of Canada) website:
[ Part 2 – The City: Cars or People? ]
[ Part 3 – The City and its Region ]
[ Part 4 – The Heart of the City ]
[ Part 5 – The City as Man’s Home ]
[ Part 6 – The City and the Future ]
C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com
Reading for the Common Good
From ERB Editor Christopher Smith
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