Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A Minor History of Giant Spheres

Joshua Foer has another fascinating article in his series "A Minor History of..." for Cabinet Magazine. This time it's giant spheres. Have a look here. Shown at left is visionary French architect √Čtienne-Louis Boull√©e's 1784 Cenotaph design for Newton, "...a giant sphere punctured by holes that create the illusion of suspended stars".
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