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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... a perfect thing and at the same time its own proof of this ; a marvellously perfect
figure, unique, constant and pure ; capable of being applied to ideas of glory and
victory or to the idea of complete purity, the germ of every religion. Paris is a ...
An idea was needed, well thought out and clearly presented. Are not our
Ministers and their Departments absolute rulers? In those days the disgrace a
man risked might lead him to the Bastille. Nowadays, retreat is accompanied by
all sorts of ...
We must arrive at the " house- machine," which must be both practical and
emotionally satisfying and designed for a succession of tenants. The idea of the "
old home " disappears, and with it local architecture, etc., for labour will shift
about as ...
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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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