Henri Lefebvre was the last great classical philosopher. His career was distinguished by this feature rare enough even in the most productive creative lives namely, to have had a new idea every decade. The concept of everyday life was one of [his] ideas: now that it has been fruitfully disseminated through any number of thought modes, from cultural studies to the new urbanism, it behoves us to return to the source, in this first, prophetic postwar statement. --Fredric Jameson
About the Author
HENRI LEFEBVRE, former taxi-driver, resistance fighter, and professor of sociology at Strasbourg and Nanterre (1901-1991), was a member of the French Communist Party from 1928 until his expulsion in 1957. He was the author of sixty books on philosophy, sociology, politics, architecture, and urbanism.