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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But the pack-donkey thinks of nothing at all, except what will save himself trouble.
The Pack-Donkey's Way is responsible for the plan of every continental city ;
including Paris, unfortunately. ANTWERP IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
Pack-Donkey's Way. Five centuries later another and larger enclosure was built,
and five centuries later still a third yet greater. The places where the Pack-
Donkey's Way entered the town became the City Gates and the Customs officers
Here the victory is on the other side ; there were no more Pack-Donkey's Ways
when this plan was designed, hut instead there were Railways. The asthetic
problem still remains. The winding road is the Pack-Donkey's Way, the straight
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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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