technical drawings of three standing men seen in profile from PR, with various body proportions measured; text at top and bottom

%C2%A9 1966 Henry Dreyfuss

Three Basic Human Body Types--Profile, 1966

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Anthropometry: in Greek, the word means the measure of man, but not only—it is the foundation of an entire philosophy that connects the human body, its proportions and movements, with the social and natural environment, and ultimately with the Universe. Henry Dreyfuss, the prominent American industrial designer, used the proportions of the body as a point of departure for his creations—for instance, he created the "Princess" telephone to fit the hands of teenage girls. His principles are deeply rooted in the core of 15th-century Renaissance though—man is the measure of all things.

Exhibitions
Details
Title
Three Basic Human Body Types--Profile
Artist Life
1904 - 1972
Role
Designer
Accession Number
2011.25.4
Provenance
Henry Dreyfuss Associates, New York, 1955-1996; private collection, St. Paul, 1996-2010; gave to MIA
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technical drawings of three standing men seen in profile from PR, with various body proportions measured; text at top and bottom

© 1966 Henry Dreyfuss

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