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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There are, as regards the buildings, a few picturesque survivals and a mass of
fine eighteenth century architecture, but for the most part the existing structures
are mean and unworthy. The whole urban scene is one of wasted opportunities
Therefore my settled opinion, which is quite a dispassionate one, is that the
centres of our great cities must be pulled down and rebuilt, and that the wretched
existing belts of suburbs must be abolished and carried farther out ; on their sites
It has no label, it is not dedicated to our existing Bourgeois- Capitalist Society nor
to the Third International. It is a technical work. And I do not propose to bear
witness in the highways and byways as though I belonged to the Salvation Army.
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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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