Homage to Mr. Mumford

Gill, Brendan
August 1961
New Yorker;8/12/1961, Vol. 37 Issue 26, p84
The article considers the connection between man and architecture. Architecture is the art nearest to humans because they are born into it and they inhabit it throughout their lives. The author thinks architecture is the only domestic art, both intimate and impersonal. The familiarity of man with architecture could breed the proverbial contempt. The books written by Lewis Mumford, including "The City in History," are always about architecture.


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