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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Modern art and thought — after a century of analysis — are now seeking beyond
what is merely accidental ; geometry ... You cannot be a " defeatist" and have
modern town planning as an ideal; for you will have to admit the fact that many ...
The town would, in fact, be one immense park ; 1 5 per cent, of it would be built
over, and all the rest planted ; yet it would have a ... Then a definite and concrete
proposal for a modern town-planning scheme supported by actual plans : in " A ...
that this book should be written, a book in which I could formulate the new
principles of Town Planning, I resolutely decided ... Such fundamental principles,
if they are genuine, can serve as the skeleton of any system of modern town
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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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