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Le Corbusier’s Vitruvian Man

 “Space and light and order.
Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.”

Architecture is the masterly, correct and magnificent play of masses brought together in light. Our eyes are made to see forms in light; light and shade reveal these forms; cubes, cones, spheres, cylinders or pyramids are the great primary forms which light reveals to advantage; the image of these is distinct and tangible within us without ambiguity. It is for this reason that these are beautiful forms, the most beautiful forms. Everybody is agreed to that, the child, the savage and the metaphysician.

– Le Corbusier

 

 

 See also: Governing Principles – The Golden Section

 

 

 

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