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Pentagon of Power The Myth of the Machine, Vol. II

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ISBN-10: 0156716100

ISBN-13: 9780156716109

Edition: 1974 (Reprint)

Authors: Lewis Mumford, Lewis Mumford

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List price: $35.95
Copyright year: 1974
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 3/20/1974
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Lewis Mumford has been referred to as one of the twentieth century's most influential "public intellectuals." A thinker and writer who denied the narrowness of academic speciality, Mumford embraced a cultural analysis that integrated technology, the natural environment, the urban environment, the individual, and the community. Although he lacked a formal university degree, Mumford wrote more than 30 books and 1,000 essays and reviews, which established his "organic" analysis of modern culture. His work defined the interdisciplinary studies movement, especially American studies; urban studies and city planning; architectural history; history of technology; and, most important in the present…