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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The industrial life and the commercial life which are adjusting themselves to it are
new phenomena on an overwhelming scale. Means of transport are the basis of
all modern activity. The security of the dwelling is the condition of social ...
(b) Suburban dwellers are those who work in the outer industrial zone and who
do not come into the city : they live in garden cities. (c) The mixed sort are those
who work in the business parts of the city but bring up their families in garden
Industrial Quarters.1 Types of Buildings Employed. For business : sky-scrapers
sixty storeys high with no internal wells or courtyards (see the following chapter).
Residential buildings with " set-backs," of six double storeys ; again with no ...
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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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