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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Le Corbusier. It is argued that the tide of modern life is sweeping over us like a
flood ; that we are living in a period which marks the beginning only of the
machine age — an age of vast constructions and daring experiments ; that it is
pure folly ...
Le Corbusier. cross-currents of rapidly moving motor traffic. But, in the case of
traffic in the streets, public safety requires that provision shall also be made for
the safety of the pedestrian, and this can be done by the separation of grades as
For residential purposes he Corbusier sets his inhabitants in great blocks of "
villas," i.e. in tenement houses. One can see the commencement of this solution
of the housing problem in London to-day ; it has existed for many years in such ...
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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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