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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How to create a zone free for development is the second problem of town
planning. Therefore my settled opinion, which is quite a dispassionate one, is that
the centres of our great cities must be pulled down and rebuilt, and that the
The solutions of the problem wh1ch it can bring about take their rise from the
purely theoretical analys1s of the ... and if he feels himself securely established in
his first principles, man is able to embark on problems of a practical nature.
An immense and cheerful outer ring is being created : if the problem has been
tackled in a large spirit, as it was in the days of Colbert, then it may prove a
masterpiece of foresight. Are we taking the large point of view ? Or have
aesthetics 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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