On the occasion of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the birth of Tony Garnier (1869–1948), the utopian city project imagined by the Lyon architect in the early years of the twentieth century is the subject of a unique edition, since no true facsimile has ever been produced from the original 1917 copy. Two contemporary authors introduce the project by placing it in its historical context and questioning its significance a century later.
Une cité industrielle consists of 164 plates: plans – of the whole city, of a district or of a detail – are accompanied by illustrations in perspective – washes or watercolours. This edition reproduces all of the documents, some of which are larger than A0, to the scale designed by Tony Garnier.
The large-format documents are reproduced on a set of unbound booklets so that they can be “recomposed” by the reader. All of the documents are also reproduced in reduced format to give an overall view.