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
On Corbusier's Chandigarh Punjab Grille Capitol, in which the Open Hand Monument was adopted as Chandigarh's official emblem, the iBook of the presentation booklet; on one sketch in twelve for the Governor's Palace, Chandigarh; on other works by Le Corbusier; on the boundary between architecture and sculpture, Land Marks; and on a contrast to harmony, but also a vision of a new world ten years later, Constant's New Babylon.