The Spiraling World Of Staircases, The Architectural Wonders We Often Overlook

January 30, 2015 11:26 PM

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The Spiraling World Of Staircases, The Architectural Wonders We Often Overlook

"The world is like a grand staircase," Samuel Johnson mused, "some are going up and some are going down."

The quote paints a picture of a universe not unlike a painting by M.C. Escher, the father of duplicitous corridors, or Man Ray, a man who renders steps as a gateway between Cubism and Futurism. The staircase has long been a focal point in art, letting spirals and flights serve as symbols for connect...

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