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by Robert Wojtowicz

Author: Robert Wojtowicz
Subcategory: Engineering
Language: English
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; 1 edition (November 1, 1998)
Pages: 296 pages
Category: Engineering and Transport
Rating: 4.9
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Lewis Mumford-whose eye was as good as his conscience is our greatest critic. This is a collection of Lewis Mumford's writings on New York architecture in the New Yorker.

Lewis Mumford-whose eye was as good as his conscience is our greatest critic. These pieces are among his best. - Michael Sorkin, architect and critic. Robert Wojtowicz has done the public a service in republishing these essays and columns one of America's greatest and least appreciated twentieth-century thinkers. - Harper's Magazine. If it sounds very New York, it is. Mumford has an idea of organic architecture that builds upon the accomplishments of what he calls the Brown Decades around the turn of the century.

Sidewalk Critic collects over 50 of Mumford's writings that were originally published in the New Yorker between 1931 and 1940

Sidewalk Critic collects over 50 of Mumford's writings that were originally published in the New Yorker between 1931 and 1940. These seminal essays focus almost exclusively on the New York metropolitan area, providing an unusual glimpse into one of the formative decades in the city's history. Best known for his "Sky Line" column in the New Yorker, where he served as architecture critic for over 30 years, Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) is still revered as one of America's leading cultural critics and an international authority on architecture and urbanism.

Sidewalk Critic book. Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) is still revered as one of America's leading cultural critics and an international authority on architecture and urbanism.

SIDEWALK CRITIC: Lewis Mumford's Writings on New York. Mumford, an incomparable analyst of urban design and planning, was at his best evaluating the public housing that stood among the proudest accomplishments of the New Deal decade.

Sidewalk Critic collects over 50 of Mumford's writings that were originally published in the New Yorker between 1931 and 1940. They cover all aspects of New York's architecture, including museums, theaters, bridges, tenements, parks, and recreational areas, and they range from a short musing on a midtown luncheonette to an extended series on Rockefeller Center.

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Best known for his "Sky Line" column in the New Yorker, where he served as architecture critic for over 30 years, Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) is still revered as one of America's leading cultural critics and an international authority on architecture and urbanism. His provocative and polemical pieces were as well known for the emotion of his writing as for the wit and clarity of his style. A man of letters and part of Manhattan's intellectual elite, Mumford wrote more than 20 books over 6 decades, bridging the seemingly disparate disciplines of architecture, technology, literary criticism, biography, sociology, and philosophy, which he synthesized into a highly original body of work. Sidewalk Critic collects over 50 of Mumford's writings that were originally published in the New Yorker between 1931 and 1940. These seminal essays focus almost exclusively on the New York metropolitan area, providing an unusual glimpse into one of the formative decades in the city's history. They cover all aspects of New York's architecture, including museums, theaters, bridges, tenements, parks, and recreational areas, and they range from a short musing on a midtown luncheonette to an extended series on Rockefeller Center.