Andersen, Hendrick Christian [Hrsg.]; Hébrard, Ernest M.   [Hrsg.]
Creation of a world centre of communication — Paris, 1913

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ENTRANCE BY SEA TO THE OLYMPIC CENTRE

PHYSICAL CULTURE

OR

OLYMPIC CENTRE

ATHLETE

his Centre is designed to give an impetus to the
development of the human body and to facilitate, through
W^ttl comparison, the attainment of ideal standards of strength,

1 endurance and physical beauty. Therefore it was natu-

ral to conceive it as united to the Art Centre; for art
and physical culture are by nature so harmoniously
related and essentially bound together that the one cannot
fully expand without the other. The perfectly developed
body of man and woman become to the artist the foun-
dation of his inspiration. When physical culture attained the height of
perfection in Greece, Art, in all its branches, rose with it, carrying the
imagination of philosopher and poet, painter, sculptor and architect, higher
and higher into the realms of divinity. In spite of wars corruption and
degradation, the aesthetic heights then attained will always serve as one
of the most secure guides for the future progress of art and culture.

In a Permanent Centre for Physical Culture world-wide in its scope,
such as is here monumentally planned upon a scientific basis, athletes from
all nations could assemble, and the records of their varied achievements
could be preserved. Measurements could also be taken of their physical
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