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Le Corbusier’s hand

Following yesterdays post about the entrance of the Venice architecture faculty, here is what’s behind that gate. “La main ouverte”, the ‘open hand’ of swiss architect Le Corbusier. A recurring motif in his work, “the Open Hand is a sign of peace and of reconciliation,” Le Corbusier said. “The Open Hand is meant to receive the created riches, and to distribute them to the peoples of the world”. The most prominent version of “La main ouverte” is a 28 meter high version in Chandigarh, India. Here’s a video interview with Le Corbusier on the artwork: La Main

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