Lewis Mumford’s The Highway and the City (The New American Library, 1964/1953/A Mentor Book MT568) discusses the deteriorating quality of modern cities and reviews works of architects Saarinen, Le Corbusier, Wright and many more.
A world-renowned critic of metropolitan development and planning discusses some of the ills that plague the great cities of Europe and America – heedless demolition, tasteless reconstruction and, above all, the deadly congestion of traffic, which clogs the arteries of densely packed urban centres. Lewis Mumford also reviews the works of architects Saarinen, Le Corbusier, Wrights, Spence, and sculptors such as Epstein and Gabo, as he offers revolutionary recommendations for a more humane and beautiful city of the future.
– Lewis Mumford, The Highway and the City, text from the back cover
The book has English text; there are no illustrations.
The copy in our stock is still in nice condition for its age and its pocket-book quality. The pages are clean without any markings, and the glueing of the binding is fine. There is some age-related yellow toning on the pages, and the covers show some shelf wear, edge wear and signs of use. The colours printed on the covers and spine are also somewhat faded.