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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We must specify clearly if we are to bring together into one formidable array the
various means which our own age has placed in our hands — that is to say, the
equipment with which we must set up our framework for the work itself. We shall ...
Our means are such that exactitude and order are within our reach, and the
unremitting toil which has given us the means of realization has created in us a
sentiment which is an aspiration, an ideal, an unswerving tendency, an imperious
air, heat and hygiene ; and beyond that a large-scale industrialism slowly
elaborating its means, and inventing new ones, on a scale hitherto unknown. The
twentieth century still wears the clothes of pre-mechanical humanity. It is 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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