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The modulor: a harmonious measure to the human scale universally applicable to architecture and mechanics

The modulor: a harmonious measure to the human scale universally applicable to architecture and mechanics

Le Corbusier, 1887-1965; Richard, Duke of Gloucester, 1944-; Bostock, Anna; De Francia, Peter

The Modulor is an anthropometric scale of proportions devised by the Swiss-born French architect Le Corbusier. It was developed as a visual bridge between two incompatible scales, the imperial and the metric system. It is based on the height of a man with his arm raised.It was used as a system to set out a number of Le Corbusier's buildings and was later codified into two books. Le Corbusier published Le Modulor in 1948, followed by Modulor 2 in 1955. These works were first published in English as The Modulor in 1954 and Modulor 2 (Let the User Speak Next) in 1958

Book. English.
2nd ed.
Published 24 Russell Square, London: Faber & Faber, 1961 (MCMLXI)

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Details

Statement of responsibility: by Le Corbusier ; translated by Peter de Francia and Anna Bostock
Physical Description: 243 p. : ill. ; 12mo. (18 x 18 cm)
Subject: Aesthetics : architecture
Custodial: Donated by HRH The Duke of Gloucester. Heraldic bookplate to front.
Binding: Original paper covers