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 towns of to-day can only increase in density at the expense of the open
spaces which are the lungs of a city. We must increase the open spaces and
diminish the distances to be covered. Therefore the centre of the city must be
In the great central open space are the cafes, restaurants, luxury shops, halls of
various kinds, a magnificent forum descending by stages down to the immense
parks surrounding it, the whole arrangement providing a spectacle of order and ...
C. Showing the double-storeyed ground floor, for the domestic and supply
organizations: refrigerators, shops, stores, kitchens, restaurants, laundries,
domestic services, administration, etc. The open spaces (i.e. gardens, etc.)
amount to 48 per ...
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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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