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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and parks. And all this would be at the very door of every inhabitant. If the plans
given in this volume are carefully studied, it will be seen that the city would be, as
the author says, " one great park " ; the tide of vegetation flows around the ...
would be set at distances of 200, 400 or 600 yards in parks larger than the
Tuileries. 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 density of population
At the base of the sky-scrapers and all round them we have a great open space
2,400 yards by 1,500 yards, giving an area of 3,600,000 square yards, and
occupied by gardens, parks and avenues. In these parks, at the foot of and round
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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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