Tony Garnier: The Cité Industrielle (Studio Vista, 1969) by Dora Wiebenson analyses one of the most comprehensive ideal plans of all time. The volume is a part of the Planning and Cities series on the history of urbanisation.
Tony Garnier’s Cite Industrielle is one of the most comprehensive ideal plans of all time. Hailed by Le Corbusier after its publication in 1917, it was not only an outstanding contribution to architectural and planning theory but also a sensitive expression of the thought and cultural conditions of its day.
designed for an area in southeast France, the Cité project included almost all the physical elements of an actual city. The separation of various urban functions, the emphasis on industry, and the consideration given to communication and transportation are features of the Cité that were to become basic to modern urban design.
Dora Wiebenson focuses on the Cité’s lesser-known role as a product of its cultural context, and as a bridge between nineteenth- and twentieth-century planning and between academic and nonacademic architectural theories and techniques.
– Dora Wiebenson, Tony Garnier: The Cité Industrielle (Studio Vista, 1969), excerpt from the book description
The text is in English. The book is lavishly illustrated with Garnier’s architectural drawings.
Our copy in stock is in usable condition. The pages are clean, no markings except for an inscription on the first flyleaf. The binding shows some first signs of falling apart. The dust jacket has edge wear and a couple of tears.