The Most Beautiful Libraries of the World Hardback
All libraries in the world - whether they are small or large, public or private - serve the same purpose: to preserve, cherish and show off riches that have often been neglected.
From El Escorial in Spain to the Congress in Washington, from Trinity College, Cambridge to the Abbey of Saint-Gall, this volume reveals an exceptional heritage: nearly 20 shrines to culture, entirely devoted to the presentation of knowledge, stacked with writings and shrouded in silence.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 248 pages, 190 colour illustrations
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 17/11/2003
- Category: Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial, etc
- ISBN: 9780500511558
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Review by basiltherat
I don't actually own this book; I would love to, but it is quite expensive (RRP $159). I have browsed extensively at Dymocks and I think that the TAFE library should purchase it to inspire students of library studies and the staff! The photographs are outstanding
Review by sueo23
This is a magnificent book that I not so much read, but worked my way through in small pieces. The photographs in here are simply gorgeous and depict libraries that were created in a time when knowledge was important and books were revered. This has certainly given me a huge list of places to visit when I finally manage to travel overseas (still have not left Australian shores and I am almost 45!). The friend who gave this to me had given me the calendar the year before and I drooled even more when I unwrapped this! Highly recommended to bibliophiles everywhere!