Foreword by André Wogenscky
The MIT Press
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Over this passage on page 8 of his 1908 French translation of Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Le Corbusier wrote in 1961, “La main ouverte.”
See! I am tired of my wisdom, like a bee that has collected too much honey, I need hands which stretch out for it.
I should like to give it away and distribute it until the wise among men become happy again in their foolishness, and the poor happy in their riches.
Le Corbusier, Le Poème de l’angle droit.
Pleine main j’ai reçu pleine main je donne.