De stad

010 Publishers, 2006 - 398 pagina's
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In 26 essays wordt steeds een ander soort stad belicht; de gefilmde stad, de stochastische stad, de versterkte stad, de inspraakstad, de tuinstad, de open stad, de gezonde stad en de digitale stad. Achterin het boek een biografie van Ed Taverne ter ere van wie dit boek is uitgegeven.

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Pagina 14 - Every step and every movement of the multitude, even in what are termed enlightened ages, are made with equal blindness to the future; and nations stumble upon establishments, which are indeed the result of human action, but not the execution of any human design.
Pagina 277 - ... the inevitable error : often he must be wounded, or subdued, often misled, and always hardened. But he guards the woman from all this, within his house, as ruled by her, unless she herself has sought it, need enter no danger, no temptation, no...
Pagina 277 - The man's power is active, progressive, defensive. He is eminently the doer, the creator, the discoverer, the defender. His intellect is for speculation and invention; his energy for adventure, for war, and for conquest, wherever war is just, wherever conquest necessary. But the woman's power is for rule, not for battle, - and her intellect is not for invention or creation, but for sweet ordering, arrangement, and decision.
Pagina 112 - The airplane is an indictment. It indicts the city. It indicts those who control the city. By means of the airplane, we now have proof, recorded on the photographic plate, of the Tightness of our desire to alter methods of architecture and town-planning."92 Le Corbusier concluded that "cities, with their misery must be torn down.
Pagina 277 - This is the true nature of home — it is the place of Peace ; the shelter, not only from all injury, but from all terror, doubt, and division. In so far as it is not this, it is not home : so far as the anxieties of the outer life penetrate into it...
Pagina 283 - Somehow, somewhere, someone must have figured out that women will buy more things if they are kept in the underused, namelessyearning, energy-to-get-rid-of state of being housewives.
Pagina 253 - t midden van den twist, en 't woeden nimmer moe, Verheft uw stad haar kroon tot aan den hemel toe, En gaat door vier en ijs een andre wereld vinden, En dondert met geschut op alle vier de winden.
Pagina 42 - Military Architecture and the Radial City Plan in Sixteenth Century Italy,
Pagina 292 - medische' psychologie ten slotte krijgt geen of geringe aandacht aan de universiteiten.5 Ik druk me opzettelijk enigszins drastisch uit, om de toestand van de psychologie aan het eind van de negentiende en het begin van de twintigste eeuw reliŽf te geven.
Pagina 151 - ... that no villa should see any other, but each should appear to possess the whole of the park.

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