El Modulorun instrumento de medida

  1. María Francisca Blanco Martín
Journal:
Boletín de la Sociedad Puig Adam de profesores de matemáticas

ISSN: 1135-0261

Year of publication: 2010

Issue: 84

Pages: 63-80

Type: Article

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Abstract

The Modulor is a measuring system basedon the human body measurements and the mathematics, the double unit, the Fibonacci numbers, and the golden ratio.Le Corbusier described it as a "range of harmonious measurements to suit the human scale, universally applicable to architecture and to mechanical things." Le Corbusier selected the solar plexus, the top of the head, and the tips of the fingers of an extended arm as the main anatomical positions. The distance from the ground to the solar plexus is the golden section of the distance between the ground and the top of the head.