Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier, Design for Open Hand Monument with Modular Man, section, 1954, DM 1733 IN SET – Drawing Matter

Le Corbusier (1887–1965), Design for Open Hand Monument with Modular Man, section, c. 1954. Brown ink, pencil and green and yellow crayon on tracing paper, 280 × 400 mm.

The Open Hand will affirm that the second era of the machine-civilisation, the era of harmony, has started. 

– Le Corbusier

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