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.
Also available as framed edition for CHF 700 (Le Corbusier frame 20-70, oiled oak, museum glass UV 92, [h x w x d] 72,5 × 55,5 × 7 cm), exclusively for collection from the museum shops at our locations in Zurich.
20% discount for members of the Circle of Friends.