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James Wyld’s Great Globe, London, 1851

In my attempt to look into the diptych Reduction-Distortion, I ended-up looking into what it would mean as an apparatus for architecture. I believe James Wyld’s Great Globe can stand as one moment where earth (or its representation) has been distorted into an architectural space. The great globe was a building built during the Great Exhibition in London 1851, which was, along with Crystal Palace, one of the main event of the exhibition. It is somehow reducing architecture into an apparatus for spectacle where the space itself is used as an object of consumption.

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