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 question of sky-scrapers preoccupies Europe. In Holland, in England, in
Germany, France and Italy the first theoretical essays have been made. But the
sky-scraper cannot be isolated from the question of the streets and of transport
It would have been a simple matter to include similar cuttings from English
newspapers, but Le Corbusier's text here given sufficiently explains the points in
question, and it was thought better to include instead an important analysis of
It is a question of soul, of something which we have at heart ; something which is
no longer international nor multiple, but individual and cannot be added to by
others ; something which is in a man and the power of which dies with him.
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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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