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“Unlimiting the Bounds”: the Panorama and the Balloon View

- August 3, 2016 in Art & Illustrations, Culture & History, diorama, Featured Articles, history of ballooning, hot air balloon, landscape, panaroma

The second essay in a two-part series in which Lily Ford explores how balloon flight transformed our ideas of landscape. Here she looks at the phenomenon of the panorama, and how its attempts at creating the immersive view were inextricably linked to the new visual experience opened up by the advent of ballooning.