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Lewis Mumford: A Bibliography / A. Books and Pamphlets

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Note: Only American editions are listed here, except in those instances where original publication was in England. Foreign editions are listed in a separate section.
A1 The Story of Utopias.

With an introduction by Hendrik Willem Van Loon. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1922. 315p.

Reprinted with the same title and published as follows:

New York: Peter Smith, 1941. 315p.

Gloucester, Mass.: Peter Smith, 1959. 315p.

New York: Compass Book, Viking Press, 1962. 315p.
With a new preface by Lewis Mumford; original introduction by Hendrik Willem Van Loon omitted.

Preface to 1962 edition excerpted in My Works and Days (1979).

Excerpted in The Lewis Mumford Reader (1986).

Whitefish, Montana: Kessinger Publishing [2003].
Reprint of Viking Press edition.


A2 Sticks and Stones: A Study of American Architecture and Civilization.
New York: Boni and Liveright, 1924. 247p.

Reprinted with the same title and published as follows:

New York: White Oak Library, W. W. Norton and Co., [1934]. 238p.
Foreword differs slightly from that in the 1924 edition and the "Notes on Books" section contained in the earlier edition has been omitted.

New York: Dover Publications, 1955. 238p.
Revised edition.
Includes a new foreword by Lewis Mumford and twenty-one plates have been added; a final paragraph has been added to each of Chapters One to Five, and to Chapter Seven; the "Notes on Books" section of the original edition has been deleted.

Excerpt published under the title Architecture and Civilization: An Extract from "Sticks and Stones." Pittsburgh: Laboratory Press, 1930. 7p.

Envoi excerpted in Findings and Keepings (1975) under the title "Anticipation of The Renewal of Life' Series."


A3 Aesthetics, A Dialogue.
Troutbeck Leaflets, No. 3. Amenia, New York: Privately printed at the Troutbeck Press, 1925. 14p.

Reprinted from the American Mercury III (November 1924): 360-65, where it appeared with the title "Aesthetics: A Palaver."

Reprinted in Findings and Keepings (1975).

Reprinted in My Works and Days (1979) under the title "Esthetics: A Troutbeck Dialogue."


A4 The Golden Day: A Study in American Experience and Culture.
New York: Boni and Liveright, 1926. 283p.

Reprinted with the title The Golden Day: A Study in American Literature and Culture and published as follows:

New York: White Oak Library, W. W. Norton and Co., [1934]. 283p. With a new prefatory note by Lewis Mumford.

Boston: Beacon Paperback, Beacon Press, 1957. 144p.
Omits Lewis Mumford's prefatory notes contained in the 1926 and 1934 editions, but includes a new introduction by him with the title "The Golden Day Revisited."

New York: Dover Publications, 1968. 144p.
Includes the introduction that appeared in the 1957 edition and contains the prefatory note of the 1926 edition. A few slight corrections made in the text.

Gloucester, Mass.: Peter Smith, 1969. 144p. Reprint of the Beacon Press edition.

Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1983. 144p. Reprint of the Beacon Press edition.

Excerpted in Interpretations and Forecasts (1973).

Introduction to the 1957 edition reprinted in My Works and Days (1979).

Excerpted in The Lewis Mumford Reader (1986).


A5 Architecture.
Reading with a Purpose, No. 23. Chicago: American Library Association, 1926. 34p.

Reprinted with the same title and published as follows:

New York: Pentagram Design, 1979. 34p.


A6 American Taste.
San Francisco: The Westgate Press, 1929. 33p.

Reprinted from Harper's Magazine, CLV (October 1927): 569-77.


A7 Herman Melville.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1929. 377p.

Also published in this edition as follows:

New York: Literary Guild of America, 1929. 377p.

Revised edition published with the title Herman Melville: A Study of His Life and Vision. New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1962. 256p.

Reprinted with the same title and published as follows:

New York and Burlingame: Harbinger Book, Harcourt, Brace & World, 1962, 256p.

Excerpted in Interpretations and Forecasts (1973).

Excerpted in Findings and Keepings (1975). Same passage excerpted in My Works and Days (1979) under the title "Herman Melville's Life and Work were One." Another passage excerpted in My Works and Days (1979) under the title "Melville's Marital Plight."


A8 The Brown Decades: A Study of the Arts in America, 1865-1895. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1931. 266p.

Reprinted with the same title and published as follows:

New York: Dover Publications, 1955. 266p.
Contains a new preface by Lewis Mumford; some slight corrections made in the text.

New York: Dover Publications, 1971. 128p.
Revised edition.
Contains a new preface by Lewis Mumford that replaces the preface to the 1955 edition.

Excerpted in The Lewis Mumford Reader (1986).

Excerpted in Interpretations and Forecasts (1973).


A9 Technics and Civilization.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1934. 495p.

First volume of The Renewal of Life series.

Reprinted with the same title and published as follows:

New York: Harbinger Book, Harcourt, Brace & World, 1963. 495p. With a new introduction by Lewis Mumford.

Excerpted under the title "The Esthetic Assimilation of the Machine," in A Modern Book of Esthetics; An Anthology. Edited with an introduction and notes by Melvin M. Rader. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1935, 404-420.

Excerpted in Interpretations and Forecasts (1973).

Excerpted in Findings and Keepings (1975).

Excerpted in My Works and Days (1979) under the title "The Monastery and the Clock."

Excerpted in The Lewis Mumford Reader (1986).

Excerpted under the title "The Machine Our Servant," in Visions of Technology: A Century of Vital Debate About Machines, Systems and the Human World. Edited by Richard Rhodes. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1999, 121-122.


A10 The Culture of Cities.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1938. 586p.

Second volume of The Renewal of Life series.

Reprinted with the same title and published as follows:

New York: Harvest Book, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1970. 586p. With a new preface by Lewis Mumford. This edition also re-issued in hardback in 1970.

Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1981. 586p.

Excerpted in The Lewis Mumford Reader (1986).


A11 Whither Honolulu? A Memorandum Report on Park and City Planning. Prepared by Lewis Mumford for the City and County of Honolulu Park Board. Honolulu, T.H.: The Author, 1938. 67p.

Included in the collection of Mumford's essays, City Development (1945), with the title "Report on Honolulu."


A12 Men Must Act. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1939. 176p.

This edition was also published in paperback in 1939 by Harcourt, Brace and Co.

A revised edition with the same title published as follows:

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1939. I76p.
With a new preface by Lewis Mumford.

The text is the same in these two editions.


A13 Regional Planning in the Pacific Northwest: A Memorandum. Portland, Oregon: Northwest Regional Council, 1939. 20p.


A14 Faith for Living. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1940. 333p.

This edition was published by Harcourt, Brace and Co. in 1941 as a Harbrace edition.


A15 The South in Architecture. The Dancy Lectures, Alabama College, 1941.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1941. 147p.

Reprinted with the same title and published as follows:

New York: Da Capo Press, 1967. 147p.


A16 The School of Humanities: A Description.
Stanford, California: Stanford University, [1942]. 13p.


A17 The Social Foundations of Post-War Building.
Rebuilding Britain Series, No. 9. London: Faber and Faber Ltd., 1943. 40p.

Included in the collection of Mumford's essays, City Development (1945).


A17.1 Thomas Beer, Artistocrat of Letters.
Cincinnati: Auburncrest Library, 1944. 16p.

Reprinted from Saturday Review of Literature, XXII (May 4, 1940), 3-4+.


A18 The Condition of Man.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1944. 467p.

Third volume in The Renewal of Life series.

Reprinted with the same title and published as follows:

New York: Harvest Book, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973. 467p.

Excerpted in Interpretations and Forecasts (1973).


A19 The Plan of London County.
With an editorial note by F. J. Osborn. Rebuilding Britain Series, No. 12. London: Faber and Faber Ltd., 1945. 40p.

Included in the collection of Mumford's essays, City Development (1945), with the title "The Plan of London."


A20 City Development: Studies in Disintegration and Renewal.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1945. 248p.

Reprinted with the same title and published as follows:

Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1973. 248p.


A21 Values for Survival: Essays, Addresses, and Letters on Politics and Education.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1946. 314p.

Reprinted with the same title and published as follows:

Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1972. 314p.

Passage from "Letters to Germans" excerpted in My Works and Days (1979) under the title "Unsent Letter to Dr. Fritz Schumacher, Architect and City Planner, as of 1933."


A22 Green Memories: The Story of Geddes Mumford.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1947. 342p.

Reprinted with the same title and published as follows:

Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1973. 342p.

Excerpted in My Works and Days (1979) under the titles "Green Memories" and "Isolationism and War."


A23 Man as Interpreter.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1950. 17p.

"...part of a section on the nature of man that forms an introduction to the main theme of The Conduct of Life." From the author's preface.

Privately printed for the friends of the author and his publishers as a New Year's greeting for 1951.


A24 The Conduct of Life.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1951. 342p.

Fourth and final volume in The Renewal of Life series.

Reprinted with the same title and published as follows:

New York: Harvest Book, Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1951. 342p. Reprinted in this edition by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in 1970, with a new preface by Lewis Mumford.

Excerpted in My Works and Days (1979) under the title "The Goods of Life."


A25 Toward a Free World: Long-Range Planning under Democratic Control.
New York: Church Peace Union, 1952. 16p.

An address given at the Conference on World Order, Rochester, New York, November 13, 1951.


A26 Art and Technics.
Bampton Lectures in America, No. 4. New York: Columbia University Press, 1952. 162p.

Reprinted with the same title and published as follows:

New York: Columbia Paperback, Columbia University Press, 1960. 162p.

Reprinted with the same title and published as follows:

New York: Columbia University Press, 2000. 178p. With a new introduction by Casey Nelson Blake.

Excerpted in Interpretations and Forecasts (1973)

Excerpted in My Works and Days (1979) under the title "The Office of Art."

Excerpted in The Lewis Mumford Reader (1986).


A27 In the Name of Sanity.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1954. 244p.

Reprinted with the same title and published as follows:

Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1973. 244p.

Essay "Technics and the Future of Western Civilization" reprinted in Interpretations and Forecasts (1973) with the title "Technics and the Future."


A28 The Human Prospect.
Edited by Harry T. Moore and Karl W. Deutsch. Boston: Beacon Paperback, Beacon Press, 1955. 319p.

Reprinted with the same title and published as follows:

Carbondale and Edwardsville: Arcturus Book, Southern Illinois University Press, 1965. 319p.


A29 From the Ground Up: Observations on Contemporary Architecture, Housing, Highway Building, and Civic Design.
New York: Harvest Book, Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1956. 243p.

An original paperback edition.


A30 The Transformations of Man.
World Perspectives, Vol. 7. New York: Harper & Bros., 1956. 249p.

Reprinted with the same title and published as follows:

New York: Collier Books, 1962. 188p.

New York, Evanston, San Francisco, and London: Harper Torchbook, Harper and Row, 1972. 201p.

Gloucester, Mass.: Peter Smith, 1978. 201p.

Excerpted in Interpretations and Forecasts (1973).


A31 The Human Way Out.
Pendle Hill Pamphlet No. 97. Wallingford, Pa.: Pendle Hill, 1958. 28p.

Originally given as a speech at the closing of the Prayer and Conscience Vigil held in Washington, D.C., in November 1957.


A32 The Role of the Creative Arts in Contemporary Society.
Distinguished Lecture Series. Durham, N.H.: University of New Hampshire, 1958. 23p.

An address given at the University of New Hampshire, February 28, 1957.

First published in Virginia Quarterly Review XXXIII (Fall 1957): 521-38.


A33 The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1961. 657p.

Reprinted with the same title and published as follows:

New York: Harbinger Book, Harcourt, Brace and World, 1961. 657p.

New York: Harvest Book, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1969. 657p.

New York: MJF Books, 1989. 657p.

Excerpted in The Lewis Mumford Reader (1986).

Excerpted under the title "The Medieval Town" in The Public Face
of Architecture: Civic Culture and Public Spaces
, edited by
Nathan Glazer and Mark Lilla (New York: The Free Press; London:
Collier Macmillan Publishers, 1987), pp. 60-74.


A34 Social Responsibilities of the Business Community.
Baltimore: Baltimore Life Insurance Co., 1961. 18p.

An address presented at the new home office building of the Baltimore Life Insurance Co., Baltimore, Maryland, April 24, 1961.


A35 The Highway and the City.
New York: Harvest Book, Harcourt, Brace and World, 1963. 246p.

An original paperback edition.

Reprinted with the same title and published as follows:

New York: Mentor Book, New American Library, 1964. 256p.

Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1981. 246p.


A36 The Myth of the Machine: I. Technics and Human Development.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1967. 342p.

This is the first volume of a two-volume work; the second volume published in 1970.

Reprinted with the same title and published as follows:

New York: Harvest Book, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, [1974]. 342p.

Excerpted in Interpretations and Forecasts(1973).

Excerpted in The Lewis Mumford Reader(1986).


A37 The Urban Prospect.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1968. 255p.

Reprinted with the same title and published as follows:

New York: Harvest Book, Harcourt, Brace and World, 1968. 255p.

Essay "California and the Human Horizon" reprinted in Interpretations and Forecasts (1973) with the title "The Human Prospect."

Postscript reprinted in The Lewis Mumford Reader (1986) under the title "The Choices Ahead."


A38 The Myth of the Machine: II. The Pentagon of Power.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1970. 496p.

This is the second volume of a two-volume work; the first volume published in 1967.

Reprinted with the same title and published as follows:

New York: Harvest Book, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, [1974]. 496p.

Excerpted in My Works and Days (1979) under the title "Parasitism's Promises and Threats."

Excerpted in The Lewis Mumford Reader (1986).

Excerpted under the title "The Technological Imperative" in Visions of Technology: A Century of Vital Debate About Machines, Systems and the Human World. Edited by Richard Rhodes. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1999, 294-295.


A39 Interpretations and Forecasts: 1922-1972: Studies in Literature, History, Biography, Technics, and Contemporary Society.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973. 522p.

Reprinted with the same title and published as follows:

New York and London: Harvest/HBJ Book, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979. 522p.

Franklin Center, Pa.: Franklin Library, 1981. 585p.


A40 Architecture as a Home for Man: Essays for Architectural Record. Edited by Jeanne M. Davern. New York: Architectural Record Books, 1975. 214p. With a foreword by Lewis Mumford.

21 of the 24 essays originally published in Architectural Record, 1928-1968; three published in Architecture, 1928.


A41 Findings and Keepings: Analects for an Autobiography.
New York and London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975. 394p.

"Postlude" reprinted in My Works and Days (1979).


A42 My Works and Days: A Personal Chronicle.
New York and London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979. 545p.

Essay "Call Me Jonah!" reprinted in The Lewis Mumford Reader (1986).


A43 Sketches from Life: The Autobiography of Lewis Mumford: The Early Years.
New York: The Dial Press, 1982. 500p.

Reprinted with the same title and published as follows:

Boston: Beacon Press, 1983. 500p.

Excerpted in The Lewis Mumford Reader (1986).

Chapter titled "The Disciples Rebellion" reprinted in Lewis Mumford and Patrick Geddes: The Correspondence (1995).

Chapter 10 excerpted in Writing New York, edited by Philip Lopate (New York: Library of America, 1998), pp. 960-965.

Chapter 30 excerpted along with previously untranscribed material from the 1979 film Lewis Mumford: Toward a Human Architecture in Frank Lloyd Wright Remembered, edited by Patrick J. Meehan (Washington: The Preservation Press, 1991), pp. 200-210.


A43.1 The Future of Technics and Civilization.
With an introduction by Colin Ward.
London: Freedom Press, 1986. 184p.


A44 The Lewis Mumford Reader.
Edited by Donald L. Miller.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1986. 391p.

This edition was also published in paperback in 1986 by Pantheon Books.

Reprinted with the same title and published as follows:

Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 1995. 391p.


A45 Sidewalk Critic: Lewis Mumford's Writings on New York.
Edited by Robert Wojtowicz.
New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1998. 279p.

This edition was also published in paperback in 2000 by Princeton Architectural Press.


A46 Mumford on Modern Art in the 1930s.
Edited and with an introduction by Robert Wojtowicz.
Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 2007.

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