Monograph of the New Time Pavilion designed by Le Corbusier for the International exhibition "Art and Technique" of 1937, Des Canons, de s munitions ? Merci ! Des logis … S.V.P (guns, ammunition? No, thanks ! Some sojourn please...) declines the architect's theories which combine social, architectural thoughts and practical realization. Le Corbusier poses a very visionary view on the situation of Paris, he also considers a model for a cooperative village. He identifies the four functions of town planning (live - recreate - work - move) and underlines that modern town planning can no longer operate without the pair home and leisure.
Here is what he (already) said about the misery of Paris:
... the lack of air and sunshine, agent of degeneration.
... wells for tuberculosis.
Luxury Slums :
... Where we also grow sickly ... the same courtyards, the same vis-à-vis, but people can recover by a long vacation.
... 33 km of H. B.M. [social housing blocks] have only perpetuate the old formulas.
... In the chaos, noise, foul air, fever, five million beings wear themselves out. "
Currently, the Librairie Loliée offers :
- Le Corbusier. Des Canons, des munitions ? Merci ! Des logis … S.V.P. Boulogne sur Seine, Éditions de l’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, 1938, in-4 oblong. First Edition.
- Le Corbusier. Le poème électronique. Paris, Editions de Minuit, "les Cahiers Forces Vives", 1958, First edition.