The City of Tomorrow and Its Planning
The great revolutionary architect's probing analysis of urban problems and their origins, and his bold solutions, which include the "Voisin" scheme for the center of Paris, and the more developed scheme for a "City of Three Million Inhabitants." Introduction. Foreword. 133 black-and-white illustrations. 82 black-and-white halftones.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 1st 1987 by Dover Publications
(first published 1971)
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Complete and utter garbage. An affront to tactful urban planning, dangerously presented as a full realization and finality of rational design. The insufferable smugness, irrelevant pseudo-philosophy, and 37-page lionizing of the straight line as the "manifestation of liberty," are outrageous enough on their own, though they pale in sheer imperiousness to his militant arrogance that his own subjective views on urbanity and architecture are not only correct, but championed by logic.
Dec 13, 2013 Elena rated it 4 of 5 stars
LC was craaazy, but I like it (although to actually live in his city would be a terrifying thing). Read in a rush for class. Will pore over more carefully later. (Wishful thinking.)
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