A Visit to Étienne-Louis Boullée’s Cenotaph for Sir Isaac Newton — Gary Garvin | Numéro Cinq
The scale of Étienne-Louis Boullée’s cenotaph for Sir Isaac Newton is enormous. The sphere alone has a diameter of 500 feet. Cypress trees, symbols of mourning, circle the monument on three levels, tightly spaced. A cenotaph is a monument honoring a person whose remains lie elsewhere. Boullée was the son of an architect, a brilliant