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Lewis Mumford
The Brown Decades: A Study of the Arts in America, 1865-1895 (1931), p. 3

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Born: October 19, 1895

Died: January 26, 1990 (aged 94)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Sociologist, historian, writer

Bio: Lewis Mumford was an American historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, and influential literary critic. Particularly noted for his study of cities and urban architecture, he had a broad career as a writer. Mumford was influenced by the work of Scottish theorist Sir Patrick Geddes.

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