The Human Hive: Its Life and Law

TitleThe Human Hive: Its Life and Law
Year for Search1926
AuthorsMackmurdo, A[rthur] H[eygate](1851-1942)
Tertiary AuthorsMackmurdo, A.
Pagination309 pp.
Date Published1926
PublisherWatts & Co.
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

An extremely detailed non-fiction eutopia based on what the author calls “the law of personal and social evolution” (x). Humans are social animals that naturally form associations and communities. Stresses the importance of the traditional family. Emphasis on Christianity. Much detail on the economic system, which is based on the production of food. Representative government. Details on education. Free press. The author reiterates and develops aspects of his eutopia in Money and Food: Discoveries by a Group of Scientists. Introduction by A. H. Mackmurdo, M.I.S. London: C. W. Daniel, 1939. 91 pp.; and in The New Social Order: Its Mechanism [cover adds By A Group of Scientists and lists Mackmurdo as the editor]. London: C. W. Daniel [1941]. 24 pp. 

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Author Note

The author (1851-1942) was an important architect and designer who, with Selwyn Image (1849-1930), established the Century Guild of Artist in 1882. See Lionel Lambourne, “Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo and the Century Guild.” Utopian Craftsmen: The Arts and Crafts Movement from the Cotswolds to Chicago. Illus. Salt Lake City, UT: Peregrine Smith, 1980. Rpt. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1982), 35-52.

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1926 Mackmurdo, A[rthur] H[eygate] (1851-1942). The Human Hive: Its Life and Law. Illus. London: Watts & Co. 309 pp. CtY 

An extremely detailed non-fiction eutopia based on what the author calls “the law of personal and social evolution” (x). Humans are social animals that naturally form associations and communities. Stresses the importance of the traditional family. Emphasis on Christianity. Much detail on the economic system, which is based on the production of food. Representative government. Details on education. Free press. The author reiterates and develops aspects of his eutopia in Money and Food: Discoveries by a Group of Scientists. Introduction by A. H. Mackmurdo, M.I.S. London: C. W. Daniel, 1939. 91 pp.; and in The New Social Order: Its Mechanism [cover adds By A Group of Scientists and lists Mackmurdo as the editor]. London: C. W. Daniel [1941]. 24 pp. The author was an important architect and designer who, with Selwyn Image (1849-1930), established the Century Guild of Artist in 1882. See Lionel Lambourne, “Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo and the Century Guild.” Utopian Craftsmen: The Arts and Crafts Movement from the Cotswolds to Chicago. Illus. Salt Lake City, UT: Peregrine Smith, 1980. Rpt. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1982), 35-52.