Empire Europe Institutional/cultural/religious

Recontextualizing the Cenotaph for Newton: An Idolization of Scientific Knowledge and European Empire

A 500ft sphere — the proposed resting place for English physicist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton — was designed by French architect Étienne-Louis Boullée in 1784.1 Boullée’s Cenotaph for Newton is rooted in the architecture of multiple cultures, the project context is disregarded, and the reconstruction of nature dominates ideological understandings of the architecture. Therefore, the Cenotaph for […]

British Empire Infrastructure Military/fort North America Settler colonialism

Fort York: Reinforcing Colonialism — Military Architecture and Settler Colonialism

Fort York was built in 1793 along the shore of Lake Ontario and exemplifies British military architecture.[1] The strategic location of the fort protected settler colonialism within the nearby Town of York, now known as Toronto. The architecture and history of Fort York reinforced British colonialism and empire in the early 1800s by providing military defence. While the military […]

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