CENOTAPH FOR NEWTON


In The Music of the Spheres, James digresses into freemasonry:

"One of the most remarkable designs of Masonic architecture was the cenotaph for Newton designed in 1784 by Etienne-Louis Boullée. This monument took the shape of an enormous hollow sphere... The monument was never built, and it probably would have been impossible to construct, from an engineering point of view." (p.170)

Although James gives no dimensions, an illustration shows that this would have been a megastructure worthy of Fuller, who could have supplied a design for a geodesic dome for this purpose.



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