The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries

459 kr

The Worlds Most Beautiful Libraries är en vackert illustrerad bok om bibliotek som är mer som helgedomar och palats.

På engelska.

I lager

Artikelnr: 9783836593816 Kategorier: , Etiketter: , , ,


From the mighty halls of ancient Alexandria to the coffered ceilings of the Morgan Library in New York, human beings have had a long, enraptured relationship with libraries. Like no other concept and like no other space, the collection of knowledge, learning, and imagination offers a sense of infinite possibility. Its the unrivaled realm of discovery, where every faded manuscript or mighty clothbound tome might reveal a provocative new idea, a far-flung fantasy, an ancient belief, a religious conviction, or a whole new way of being in the world.In this new photographic journey, Massimo Listri travels to some of the oldest and finest libraries to reveal their architectural, historical, and imaginative wonder. Through great wooden doors, up spiraling staircases, and along exquisite, shelf-lined corridors, he leads us through outstanding private, public, educational, and monastic libraries, dating as far back as 766. Between them, these medieval, classical, baroque, rococo, and 19th-century institutions hold some of the most precious records of human thought and deed, inscribed and printed in manuscripts, volumes, papyrus scrolls, and incunabula. In each, Listris poised images capture the librarys unique atmosphere, as much as their most prized holdings and design details.

Featured libraries include the papal collections of the Vatican Apostolic Library and the Trinity College Library, home to the Book of Kells and Book of Durrow. With meticulous descriptions accompanying each featured library, we learn not only of the libraries astonishing holdingsfrom which highlights are illustratedbut also of their often lively, turbulent, or controversial pasts. Like the Franciscan monastery in Lima, Peru, with its horde of archival Inquisition documents.

At once a bibliophile beauty pageant, an ode to knowledge, and an evocation of the particular magic of print, this compact edition of Taschen’s best-selling XXL-title is above all a cultural-historical pilgrimage to the heart of our halls of learning, to the stories they tell, as much as those they gather in printed matter along polished shelves.

På engelska.

Titel: The Worlds Most Beautiful Libraries
Författare: Elisabeth Sladek & Georg Ruppelt

Fotografier: Massimo Listri

Format: Inbunden
Antal sidor: 512 sidor
Utgiven: 2023

ISBN: 9783836593816

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Vikt 1,180 kg
Dimensioner 229 × 170 × 46 mm


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