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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2 3 PLAN OF PEKIN right angles. There is only one vertical, one horizontal ; they
are two constants. The right angle is as it were the sum of the forces which keep
the world in equilibrium. There is only one right angle ; but there is an infinitude ...
I will go further, I will ask you this question : Look about you— look beyond the
seas and across the centuries— and tell me if man has ever acted on anything
but the right angle, and does there exist anything round you but right angles ?
This is ...
every human act (for man, who has created his implements and has brought
them to great perfection, sets out in practice from the right angle and finishes
ideally with the right angle) : on the other hand, they are evidence of a spirit
working right ...
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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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