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Lewis Mumford

(1895—1990)

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Brooklyn Bridge.

Brooklyn Bridge.  

When it opened on 24 May 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world and among the most celebrated creations of the nineteenth century. In 1867 ...
Clarence S. Stein

Clarence S. Stein  

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(188–1975).American architect and planner. He founded the Regional Planning Association to promote solutions to urban overcrowding and applied Ebenezer Howard's Garden City ideas to two important ...
Frederick Winslow Taylor

Frederick Winslow Taylor  

(1856–1915)The founder of scientific management, who developed controversial theories of work-study and industrial efficiency, in the conflict-ridden American steel industry at the end of the 19th ...
Henry Adams

Henry Adams  

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(1838–1918) American historian and man of lettersDemocracy (1880) FictionEsther (1884) FictionHistory of the United States (1889–1891) Non-FictionMemoirs of Marau Taaroa, Last Queen of Tahiti (1893) ...
Henry Wright

Henry Wright  

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(b Lawrence, KS, 2 July 1878; d Newton, NJ, 9 July 1936),landscape architect and housing reformer. Educated at the University of Pennsylvania, Henry Wright received his early training in ...
Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs  

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(1916–2006).American city planner and critic. Believing cities provide the foundation for civilization, she made her name with The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961), a sustained attack ...
New Humanism

New Humanism  

The slogan of a small but influential group of American critics in the 1920s and 1930s, led by Irving Babbitt and Paul Elmer More, and including among its champions Norman Foerster and (for a short ...
New Republic

New Republic  

(1914–),weekly journal of opinion and liberal views was founded by Willard D. Straight for editing by Herbert Croly. Croly conceived the purpose of the magazine as being “less to inform or entertain ...
Radburn

Radburn  

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Planning principle developed at Radburn, NJ, on lines suggested originally by Ebenezer Howard and promoted by Lewis Mumford, Clarence Stein, and others. The proposed town (which was later ...
regionalism

regionalism  

Regionalism has persisted in the United States in spite of social and economic mobility and telecommunications innovations that tend to homogenize culture and diminish geographic isolation. Studies ...
Thorstein Veblen

Thorstein Veblen  

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(1857–1929)American economist and sociologist. He is remembered in political and moral philosophy for the doctrine of conspicuous consumption, expressed in The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899). He ...
Waldo Frank

Waldo Frank  

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(1889–1967),New Jersey-born novelist and critic, graduated from Yale (1911), spent some time abroad, and in 1916–17 was a founder and editor of The Seven Arts. His novels, marked by ...

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