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 planting of trees would not be confined to the pavements of " corridor "
streets, or to a park here and there. The trees are destined to furnish the link
between man and the vast buildings which he himself has designed and
constructed ; they ...
We must plant trees ! But whether we achieve the happy realization of a common
architectural measure, a pure " module " of architectural invention adapted to the
new period, or whether we continue in our physical discomfort and a wretched ...
The curved street has every justification for itself if no architectural e ffect is aimed
at, and if the surrounding countryside, or at least the trees and grass, are
picturesque and not overborne by any striking creation of man. Clearly we are
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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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