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René Binet Decorative Sketches – Architecture and Design Influenced by Nature in Early 20th-Century Paris


But if they can't understand that parts that are so small that they are unnoticeable can be as divided as the firmament, then there is no better way than to have them look through binoculars that enlarge that delicate speck to an enormous mass. There, they will easily understand that through the medium of another piece of glass, more artistically tailored, one can enlarge it to the point of emulating that very firmament, the vastness of which they admire. These objects now seem to them very easily partitionable, they may remember that nature is infinitely greater than art.

PASCAL: Thoughts (Reflections Upon Geometry in General)