Journal article

"‘A Balloon Prospect from above the Clouds’. Publish’d May 1st. 1786, by T. Baldwin"

P OTTO, A Nedeau-Owen

Romantic Circles: A refereed scholarly Website devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture | University of Maryland | Published : 2013


Ballooning made possible new prospects from which to view scenes: new means of encountering the infinite from a finite perspective, and fresh ways of considering the relation of the real to the unreal or even surreal. Looking down upon the clouds gave one a heady sense of visual command.

University of Melbourne Researchers