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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In addition to the functions it performs as a highway in accommodating the
movement of vehicles from place to place, the street is the right-of-way that
affords access to and from all abutting buildings for all the purposes of business,
A zone in which all building would be prohibited ; reserved for the growth of the
city as laid down by the municipality : it ... Residential buildings with " set-backs,"
of six double storeys ; again with no internal wells : the flats looking on either side
Low buildings of a horizontal kind lead the eye on to the foliage of the trees.
Where are now the trivial Procuracies ? Here is the CITY with its crowds living in
peace and pure air, where noise is smothered under the foliage of green trees.
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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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