The Magic Lamp and the Gazomètre: Reading the 1825 Paris Diorama.

Friday 23 May 2014

«From 1822 to 1829, the Paris Diorama was located on the rue Samson, near what is today Place de la République, then known as the Boulevard du Crime, district named for the melodramas that were staged there. It was across from the Vaux Hall, an amusement park imported from London and down the street from the popular Panorama. An auditorium was build specifically for the Diorama looking much like a modern-day cinema but with sky lights intended to illuminate the painted panels and a rotating floor.»

To cite this document:
Bowen, Dore. 2014. “The Magic Lamp and the Gazomètre: Reading the 1825 Paris Diorama.”. Within L'image en lumière: histoire, usages et enjeux de la projection. The Enlightened Image: History and Uses of Projection.. Symposium hosted by Figura, Centre de recherche sur le texte et l'imaginaire. Montréal, Université du Québec à Montréal, 23 mai 2014. Document vidéo. Available online: l’Observatoire de l’imaginaire contemporain. <>. Accessed on March 23, 2023.
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