The Modulor—Measure and Proportion

21.4. – 26.11.2023

The search for ideal dimensions and a universally applicable system of proportions occupied Le Corbusier (1887–1965) throughout his life. The exhibition illustrates his in-depth research, showing models from nature such as snail shells and minerals but also references from art history ranging from Gothic to contemporary. The culmination of his quest was the development and application of the legendary Modulor system, which combines a human scale with the golden ratio. Le Corbusier perfected the programmatic Modulor figure and its geometric derivation in countless variations. Applying this series of measurements, he realized spectacular designs in typography, furniture, urban planning, and architecture—including his Zurich pavilion based on Modulor proportions.

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