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Editions Museum für Gestaltung Zürich: Le Corbusier. Le Modulor (ungerahmt)

Le Corbusier. Le Modulor (ungerahmt)


During the postwar reconstruction period, Le Corbusier (1887–1965) stepped up his search for a universally applicable system of proportions. By providing a progressive series of dimensions, such as system would ensure harmonious design and a rational construction process. After many years of study, the Atelier Le Corbusier presented the “Modulor,” a design tool based on the golden ratio. It defined the ideal dimensions of furniture such as a chair or table as well as ceiling height, for example. All of Le Corbusier’s buildings after 1945 are proportioned more or less in accordance with the Modulor system. Central elements in visualizing the system are the famous silhouette of Modulor Man with raised arm and the meandering red and blue lines beside him that indicate the corresponding dimensions. Le Corbusier drew and collaged his discovery countless times. He had a selected collage dating from 1950 printed by his favorite lithographer Mourlot in Paris in 1956. The Circle of Friends is reissuing this classic in 2022 in a popular edition of a high-quality lithograph by Thomi Wolfensberger.

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich does not offer a framing service. However, a framed version is offered for sale in the museum stores at both locations in Zurich, which is not available online: Le Corbusier frame oiled oak, museum glass UV 92, [h x w x d] 72,5 × 55,5 × 7 cm), CHF 700.–.

20% discount for members of the Circle of Friends.

Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris)
Le Modulor, 1950/1956
71,5 × 54,5 cm
Steindruckerei Wolfensberger AG, Zurich
Lithograph, Rives handmade paper 300 g/m2, 2022
Editon of 1000
signed on the stone
Article no. 820030.1
CHF 120.00

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