The Resource City of refuge : separatists and utopian town planning, Michael J. Lewis

City of refuge : separatists and utopian town planning, Michael J. Lewis

Label
City of refuge : separatists and utopian town planning
Title
City of refuge
Title remainder
separatists and utopian town planning
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. Lewis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The vision of Utopia obsessed the nineteenth-century mind, shaping art, literature, and especially town planning. In City of Refuge, Michael Lewis takes readers across centuries and continents to show how Utopian town planning produced a distinctive type of settlement characterized by its square plan, collective ownership of properties, and communal dormitories. Some of these settlements were sanctuaries from religious persecution, like those of the German Rappites, French Huguenots, and American Shakers, while others were sanctuaries from the Industrial Revolution, like those imagined by Charles Fourier, Robert Owen, and other Utopian visionaries. Because of their differences in ideology and theology, these settlements have traditionally been viewed separately, but Lewis shows how they are part of a continuous intellectual tradition that stretches from the early Protestant Reformation into modern times. Through close readings of architectural plans and archival documents, many previously unpublished, he shows the network of connections between these seemingly disparate Utopian settlements--including even such well-known town plans as those of New Haven and Philadelphia. The most remarkable aspect of the city of refuge is the inventive way it fused its eclectic sources, ranging from the encampments of the ancient Israelites as described in the Bible to the detailed social program of Thomas More's Utopia to modern thought about education, science, and technology. Delving into the historical evolution and antecedents of Utopian towns and cities, City of Refuge alters notions of what a Utopian community can and should be"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
307.77
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HX630
LC item number
.L49 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
City of refuge : separatists and utopian town planning, Michael J. Lewis
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The idea of the city of refuge -- The sacred squareness of cities -- The Protestant tempering of utopia -- Christianopolis -- The Lord's Grove -- Harmony -- Economy -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn959277900
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (254 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400884315
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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22573/ctt1q22s3m
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b37102874
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959277900
  • jstor1400884314

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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