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Urban Utopias in the Twentieth Century : Ebenezer Howard, Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier - Robert Fishman

Urban Utopias in the Twentieth Century

Ebenezer Howard, Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier

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Published: 1st January 1982
For Ages: 18+ years old
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As Robert Fishman writes of three of urban planning's greatest visionaries, EbenezerHoward, Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier, they 'hated the cities of their time with anoverwhelming passion. The metropolis was the counter-image of their ideal cities, the hell thatinspired their heavens.'

As Robert Fishman writes of three of urban planning's greatest visionaries, Ebenezer Howard, Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier, they 'hated the cities of their time with an overwhelming passion. The metropolis was the counter-image of their ideal cities, the hell that inspired their heavens.' Urban Utopias in the Twentieth Century is the story of the dreams of these three men, each of whom saw the salvation of civilization in his own particular urban vision. Their ideal cities resembled each other no more than they resembled real cities: Howard created the concept of the 'garden city' where shops and cottages formed the center of a geometric pattern with farmland surrounding; Wright...conceived of 'Broadacre City,' the ultimate suburb where the automobile was king, and Le Corbusier projected 'Ville Radieuse,' the city of cruciform skyscrapers set down in open parkland...Robert Fishman tells the story of these visionary schemes with intelligence and sympathy....Here, we have a strong, clear explanation of the philosophical notions underlying the work of Howard, Wright and Le Corbusier. -- Paul Goldberger * The New York Times *

ISBN: 9780262560238
ISBN-10: 0262560232
Series: Urban Utopias in the Twentieth Century
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 1st January 1982
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.64