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 details of this development involve the growth of individual cells (houses),
each of which is an individual thing ; this tends to a lack of coherence, and is a
grave menace. Perhaps this difficulty can never be altogether avoided, and its ...
The condition of the whole city lies in the condition of each of its cells, and here
we cannot foresee. Whereas, in walking through a city our minds can estimate
the value or the uselessness of the suggested general development in the future,
In general, we feel free in our own cell (and our dream is to live in a detached
house somewhere in order to feel absolutely free), and reality teaches us that the
grouping of cells attacks our freedom and so we dream of a detached house.
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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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