Le Corbusier (1887 - 1965)

Lot 274: Modulor, Le Corbusier's successor to the Vitruvian Man

Adams Amsterdam Auctions

December 13, 2016
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Description: LE CORBUSIER (Swiss, French 1887 - 1965). Modulor, 1956. Lithograph in colours, inscribed, located, dated and signed in the stone 'ami du Modulor, cherche par toi-même, invente, découvre… Apporte tes inventions, elles seront utiles. Merci, ami Paris 20/2 56 Le Corbusier' (lower right in the image), with a pencil inscription '98/120' (lower left); framed under passe-partout behind glass. Unexamined out of the frame, sl. toned, else apparently good.
Dimensions: Image size 70 x 53 cm., frame size 96 x 77 cm.
Artist or Maker: LE CORBUSIER (Swiss, French 1887 - 1965).
Notes:
Modulor is Le Corbusier's universal scale of proportions, developed around a male human body on the basis of the Golden Section and the Fibonacci numbers. The architect followed the Modulor rules to achieve harmony and beauty in his works.
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