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 mind is able to create in a state of serenity. The period of struggle is over.
The period of construction has arrived. And the spirit of construction has entered
into our minds ; we are able to appreciate and to measure ; we can recognize
Culture is an orthogonal state of mind. Straight lines are not deliberately created.
They are arrived at when man is strong enough, I do not speak disparagingly of
the Cathedral. It merely occurred at its right date. The evolution of Western ...
Then the word " mastery " comes to the mind, it glows brightly and we are happy.
Here is our true basis ; a physiological and irrefutable one. A city can overwhelm
us with its broken lines ; the sky is torn by its ragged outline. Where shall we find
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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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