Photography by Takumi Ota
Soufflot’s plans for the dome of the Panthéon, Paris
Paper Cities by Matthew Picton
Mathew Picton creates detailed aerial viewed sculpture maps of numerous famous cities. What’s interesting to note is that he uses various books, film stills, or news paper articles to represent a specific moment that defined the city which he is creating. The two pieces seen above are of Lower Manhattan and Venice. Lower Manhattan is created from headlines that accompanied the 2001 World Trade Center disaster and DVD covers of the film “Towering Inferno” also book covers of the novel “The Plot Against America” by Philip Roth. Venice city is created out of text from “Death in Venice” by Thomas Mann, and sheet music from Benjamin Britten’s “Death in Venice Opera”.