The City of To-morrow and Its Planning
Dover, 1987 - 301 Seiten
In this 1929 classic, the great architect Le Corbusier turned from the design of houses to the planning of cities, surveying urban problems and venturing bold new solutions. The book shocked and thrilled a world already deep in the throes of the modern age.
Today it is revered as a work that, quite literally, helped shape our world. Le Corbusier articulates concepts and ideas he would put to work in his city planning schemes for Algiers, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Geneva, Stockholm and Antwerp, as well as schemes for a variety of structures from a museum in Tokyo to the United Nations buildings. The influence it exerted on a new generation of architects is now legendary.
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XI A CONTEMPORARY CITY The existing congestion in the centre must be
eliminated. THE use of technical analysis and architectural synthesis enabled me
to draw up my scheme for a contemporary city of three million inhabitants. The
A CONTEMPORARY CITY Panoramic view of the city. In the foreground are the
woods and fields of the protected zone. The Great Central Station can be seen in
the centre and the two main tracks for fast motor traffic crossing one another.
A Contemporary City." The skyscrapers. The housing blocks with "set-backs." The
housing blocks on the " cellular " principle. The Champs E/jse'es. The Tuileries.
These three plans, that of the Palais-Royal district in Paris ; that of the Tuileries ...
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Le Corbusier presents what he calls a technical solution to existing problems. In the 1920s, these problems were predominantly related to the advent of the motor car, and the need to replace what he ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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