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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This evil state of things grew worse from the tenth to the nineteenth century ; the
Donkey's Ways have become institutions and the main arteries of the city. In
those days death gave you a good run for your money. But the age of machinery
... during public celebrations, never ceases restraining our outbursts, and
directing the crowd, in that eternal and irritating way that seems peculiar to
policemen. The conscientious and careful people who make statistics have
become what they ...
It has become a sort of dumping ground for every difficult and unresolved
problem such as the birth-rate, the social equilibrium, alcoholism, crime, the
morale of the great city, civic affairs and so forth. Urbi et orbi, within and without
the city, this ...
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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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