From the preamble to Le Corbusier’s The Modulor, circa 1954 –
Nothing that is built, constructed, divided into lengths, widths or volumes, has yet enjoyed the advantage of a measure equivalent to that possessed by music… …If a tool of linear or optical measures, similar to musical script, were placed within our reach, would it help in the process of construction?
Le Corbusier, The Modulor trans. by Peter de Francia and Anna Bostock (London: Faber & Faber, 1977) pp. 16-17