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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Real passion is the thing that inspires us to behave in ways that are not those of
reason, passion that is icy cold, or burning hot, meticulous or uncontrolled ; it is
the " potential " of the emotions which in the long run 1923. NEW YORK.
If we could admit that mechanical beauty was a matter of pure reason, the
question would be settled out of hand : mechanical creation could have no
permanent aesthetic value. Each piece of mechanism would be more beautiful
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If only the question is minutely studied in the light of reason, and is touched with
some poetical feeling, the replanning of a great city should give results which are
as practical as they are eminently architectural. The solutions of the problem ...
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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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