So you would think that someone would also have rendered Piranesi's Carceri in the plastic-block medium, but No. In fact when I mentioned the idea to John Coulthart at feuilleton, it went down like the proverbial cup of cold sick aboard a zeppelin Titanic:
I’ve grown rather tired of seeing all of popular culture being filtered through the medium of the Lego brick. The reason you get Escher over Piranesi is that those meme things only work when enough people know what’s been converted into Lego. On the level of Escher (never mind any recent film or TV series) Piranesi isn’t at all popular.We would call attention to the Carceri as a foreshadowing or harbinger of Escher, but it happens that even more authoritative sources than Riddled have already done so. Note the dubious geometry and depraved perspective. Reutersvärd Triangles are all very well in first-year Psych textbooks and on Swedish postage stamps, but they have NO PLACE IN ARCHITECTURE, and several physical laws must be suspended to prevent Carceri XIV from collapsing in a heap of gravity and contradictions.
Of course Coulthart