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[[Image:Drawing by Étienne-Louis Boullée (1728 - 1799) .jpg|thumb|right|200px|''[[Cenotaph for Newton]]'' ([[1784]]) by French architect [[Étienne-Louis Boullée]]]] [[Image:Drawing by Étienne-Louis Boullée (1728 - 1799) .jpg|thumb|right|200px|''[[Cenotaph for Newton]]'' ([[1784]]) by French architect [[Étienne-Louis Boullée]]]]
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-''[[Cenotaph for Newton]]'' ([[1784]]) is a design by French architect [[Étienne-Louis Boullée]], celebrating the [[sphere]].+''[[Cenotaph for Newton]]'' ([[1784]]) is a design for a [[cenotaph]] for the English scientist [[Isaac Newton]] by French architect [[Étienne-Louis Boullée]], celebrating the [[sphere]].
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 +Boullée promoted the idea of making architecture expressive of its purpose, a doctrine that his detractors termed ''[[architecture parlante]]'' ("talking architecture"), which was an essential element in [[Beaux-Arts architecture|Beaux-Arts architectural training]] in the later 19th century. His style was most notably exemplified in his proposal for a ''[[Cenotaph for Newton]]'', which would have taken the form of a sphere 150 m (500 ft) high embedded in a circular base topped with [[Cupressaceae|cypress]] trees. Though the structure was never built, its design was engraved and circulated widely in professional circles.
 +==See also==
 +*[[House of the Gardener (Claude Nicolas Ledoux)]]
 +*[[Interplanetary Bridge]] by Grandville
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Cenotaph for Newton (1784) is a design for a cenotaph for the English scientist Isaac Newton by French architect Étienne-Louis Boullée, celebrating the sphere.

Boullée promoted the idea of making architecture expressive of its purpose, a doctrine that his detractors termed architecture parlante ("talking architecture"), which was an essential element in Beaux-Arts architectural training in the later 19th century. His style was most notably exemplified in his proposal for a Cenotaph for Newton, which would have taken the form of a sphere 150 m (500 ft) high embedded in a circular base topped with cypress trees. Though the structure was never built, its design was engraved and circulated widely in professional circles.

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