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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So a classification of city dwellers would give us three main divisions of
population : the citizens who live in the city ; the workers whose lives are passed
half in the centre and half in the garden cities, and the great masses of workers
... each of whom is actuated by his own individual and ungoverned passions, in a
state of discipline — four million people who want to live in accordance with their
own free wills, each claiming to live his own life, although such a claim creates ...
(a) Citizens are of the city : those who work and live in it. (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
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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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