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Friday, October 30, 2015

La Livre De Ma Tante Est Sur La Table

While reading some goodies at the Bay-N-Eff .... BnF, that is the Bibliothèque nationale de France, I came across this cenotaph for Sir Isaac Newton designed by Étienne-Louis Boullée:

Memorial Newton at Night 

And it reminds me of design by Vincent Korda for the film Things To Come, and of designs by Norman Bel Geddes for the New York World's Fair of 1939, even though Bel Geddes did not design the Perisphere, which was done by Harrison and Fouilhoux.


This is Yokoyama's interpretation of the Newton Memorial:

People scurrying up the inclined ramps for whatever purposes.

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