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Unbuilt Utopian Cities 1460 to 1900















Tessa Morrison. Unbuilt Utopian Cities 1460 to 1900: Reconstructing Their Architecture and Political Philosophy. Burlington, Vermont, Routledge (2016).

What Tessa Morrison brings to the subject of unbuilt utopian cities is an analysis of the various political philosophies underlying each one. These visions were products of fascinating and surprising individuals, such as King Camp Gillette, founder of the eponymous safety razor company, who dreamed of “Metropolis,” a gargantuan city to be powered by energy generated by Niagara Falls.

In his Author! Author! blog series, Museum president Gary T. Johnson highlights works that draw on our collection.

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