The Radiant City – Elements of a Doctrine of Urbanism to be Used as the Basis of our Machine-Age Civilization by Le Corbusier (1887–1965) presents the fundamental theory behind Le Corbusier’s urban thinking. The Radiant City was written between 1931–1934 and it presents an unrealised project for modern urban living.
This book, written between 1931 and 1934, announces the three following events:
1. Those which will bring about agricultural exploitation.
2. Those which will assure the perfect functioning of linear industrial cities.
3. Those which will complete the tasks allotted to the radio-concentric cities.
All this is placed under the masterful government of natural conditions:
and its mission is the service of mankind:
TO CULTIVATE BODY AND SPIRIT
TO TRAVEL ABOUT
(in this order and obeying this hierarchy).
— Le Corbusier, Commentary on the occasion of the reprinting of “The Radiant City”
Our copy of The Radiant City was published by The Onion Press in 1967. The text is in English. The book has been lavishly illustrated with black-and-white drawings, plans, and black-and-white photographs.
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The copy in our stock is in nice condition for its age. The pages are clean and the binding is fine. There is some age-related yellowing on the upper edges of the page. The dust jacket is included, and it is otherwise fine except for some edge wear, shelf wear and yellowing.