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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In the biology of a country it is the vital organ; the whole national organization
depends on it, and national organizations involve an international organization.
The great city is the heart, the active centre of the cardiac system; it is the brain,
They stand tor all the careful working-out and organization on which the general
activity is based. Everything is concentrated in them : apparatus for abolishing
time and space, telephones, cables and wireless ; the banks, business affairs
... with the service corridor to each maisonnette. By this means all the
organisation of domestic economy in these " cellular " apartments takes place. A
co-operative organization or hotel syndicate could direct the catering and
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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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