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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As for beauty, there is none at all. There is only confusion, chaos and upheaval.
The unexpected reversal of all our ideas excites us, but beauty is concerned with
quite different things ; in the first place, it has order for its basis. decides man's ...
Let us attempt to formulate the standards of mechanical beauty. If we could admit
that mechanical beauty was a matter of pure reason, the question would be
settled out of hand : mechanical creation could have no permanent aesthetic
... proportional mean which would completely satisfy 1 I have recently received a
photograph of a scheme for a monster hotel in the United States which has 180
storeys ! man's accustomed needs, and bring him joy, recreation, beauty and.
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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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