Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Last Interview & Other Conversations
Jane Jacobs


Hailed by the New York Times Book Review as “perhaps the single most influential work in the history of town planning,” Jane Jacobs’s The Death and Life of Great American Cities was instantly recognized as a masterpiece upon its publication in 1961. In the decades that followed, Jacobs remained a brilliant and revered commentator on architecture, urban life, and economics until her death in 2006. These interviews capture Jacobs at her very best and are an essential reminder of why Jacobs was – and remains – unrivaled in her analyses and her ability to cut through cant and received wisdom.

Paperback, 128pp
Melville House, 2016
ISBN 9781612195346


JANE JACOBS was the legendary author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities, a work that has never gone out of print and that transformed the disciplines of urban planning and city architecture. Her other major works include The Economy of Cities, Systems of Survival, The Nature of Economies, and Dark Age Ahead. She died in 2006