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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It is a creation. Poetry also is a human act — the harmonious relationships
between perceived images. All the poetry we find in nature is but the creation of
our own spirit. A town is a mighty image which stirs our minds. Why should not
the town ...
As we move higher in the scale of creation, so we move towards a more perfect
order ; the result is the work of art. What an immense distance in degree and
understanding between the hut of the savage and the Parthenon ! If the creation
Mankind is, in fact, one of the slowest animals in creation. A sort of caterpillar
dragging himself with difficulty on the surface of the terrestrial crust. The most part
of creation moves quicker than this biped so ill-constructed for speed, and if we ...
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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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