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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Let us take the case of an immense barrage in process of construction in the Alps
. It is a purely technical problem ; patience and minute precision are needed in
order to raise the level of the valley and its slopes. A simple multiplication sum
... though great men have been needed here and there to search out Nature's
equations. And here again is the moral of the dam. Let us examine more closely
the immense mechanical power used in its construction and outlined in para, ...
The idea of the " old home " disappears, and with it local architecture, etc., for
labour will shift about as needed, and must be ready to move, bag and baggage.
The words " bag and baggage " will do very well to express the kind — the " type
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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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