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Mar
09

Étienne-Louis Boullée

During the review in Blue Studio on Friday, juror Kai Gutschow mentioned the super-scaled work of Étienne-Louis Boullée.

Bibliothèque Nationale

Bibliothèque Nationale

 

Newtons Cenotaph:  For scale, notice the size of the trees in the elevation drawing.

Newton's Cenotaph: For scale, notice that those are full grown trees, not shrubs, in this elevation drawing.

 

Newtons Cenotaph - Section showing how daylight penetrates the shell to simulate a starry night sky.

Newton's Cenotaph: Section drawing showing how daylight was to penetrate the shell to simulate a moonlit starry night sky. Newton's sarcophagus was to be centered under the dome.

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