Speculum Mundi: The world as Looking Glass

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Commissioned essay for the publication GO FIELD AND TOWERS by Guillaume Othenin-Girard and Nigel Peak. A series of essays contribute to the collected works and reflections on their design studio in EPFL Lausanne between 2012-2014.Text explores readings of how knowledge and information is gathered and assembled into various forms: through the codifications and taxonomies of the enlightenment, a symbolic reading of the history of the mirror as narrative and the episodic structures of the cinema of Andrey Tarkovsky in his film mirror.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGO FIELD AND TOWERS
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherAmarillo Press
ISBN (Print)978-1-5272-0096-8
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2017


  • Enlightenment knowledge
  • Anatomical theatres
  • Cinema
  • Mirror


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