Lewis Mumford's Private Library

The Lewis Mumford Collection at Monmouth University's Guggenheim Memorial Library constitutes the personal research library, which was housed at Mumford's home in Amenia, New York at the time of his death in 1990 at the age of 94. Purchased from Mumford's widow by Monmouth University, the collection reflects his varied interests in technology, architecture, cities, and the human condition. Of particular interest to scholars, many of the books in this collection are annotated with Mumford's own reactions and reflections on what he read. Below are selected books from the collection, arranged by subject. Click on the book image to view images and transcriptions of the annotations.


Art and Architecture




Urban Planning

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