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City of Refuge: Separatists and Utopian Town Planning

Michael J. Lewis


The vision of Utopia obsessed the nineteenth-century mind, shaping art, literature, and especially town planning. This book 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, while others were sanctuaries from the Industrial Revolution. Because of their differences in ideology and theology, these settlements have traditionally been viewed separately, but this ... More

Keywords: Utopia, Utopian town planning, settlement, collective ownership, communal dormitory, Utopian community

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780691171814
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691171814.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael J. Lewis, author
Williams College