Shadow Plays: Virtual Realities in an Analog World

Chapter 1, Note 12

Unfortunately, we have no visual record of Abbé Gazzera’s unique art gallery in the Parisian Galerie Vitrée at the Palais Royal, which has been described as “an arcade within an arcade” by Erkki Huhtamo. As Huhtamo observes, in the cosmorama, an “urban peeping institution […] private immersion alternated with social interaction.” Erkki Huhtamo, “Toward a History of Peep-practice,” in A Companion to Early Cinema, eds. André Gaudreault, Nicolas Dulac, and Santiago Hidalgo (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2012), 39–40.

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