The Modulor: A Harmonious Measure to the Human Scale, Universally Applicable to Architecture and Mechanics, Volume 1

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 1, 2000 - Architecture - 579 pages
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In the years 1942 to 1948, Le Corbusier developed a system of measurements which became known as "Modulor". Based on the Golden Section and Fibonacci numbers and also using the physical dimensions of the average human, Modulor is a sequence of measurements which Le Corbusier used to achieve harmony in his architectural compositions. Le Modulor was published in 1950 and after meeting with success, Le Corbusier went on to publish Modulor 2 in 1955. In many of Le Corbusier's most notable buildings, including the Chapel at Ronchamp and the Unité d'habitation, evidence of his Modulor system can be seen. These two volumes form an important and integral part of Le Corbusier's theoretical writings.
  

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Review: Le Corbusier: Le Modulor and Modulor 2

User Review  - Hua - Goodreads

Stop running after all the latest fancy software. The ideas behind all the good design is beyond the skills. Le Corbusier took the trouble to investigate the universal design rule - Proportional Grid (Golden Ratio). Read full review

Review: Le Corbusier: Le Modulor and Modulor 2

User Review  - Alireza - Goodreads

You can find lots of ideas in this book more than modulor concepts... Read full review

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Jean-Louis Cohen is the Sheldon H. Solow Chair in the History of Architecture at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts. He has written extensively on Le Corbusier's work.
John Goodman is a translator and art historian. He has rendered some thirty books from French into English, notably works by Denis Diderot, Hubert Damisch, and Georges Didi-Huberman.

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