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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he Corbusier's suggestions towards the solution of this problem can be fully
studied in this volume. He proposes what amounts to an entire reconstruction of
the public highways in the modern city, and the abolition of the " corridor " street.
Le Corbusier. effective movement of traffic in areas of congestion, demands the
more or less complete separation of grades as between crossing thoroughfares. "
This solution, by the separation of grades between lines of traffic moving in large
Everyone, in his own domain where he is an expert, can apply his special
knowledge and carry his solutions to their logical conclusion. On my plans, I write
, " Administrative Services," " Public Services," etc., and that is quite sufficient.
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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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