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Old 06-17-2009, 04:08 AM
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For all the bibliophiles among you art history buffs...

The library as a work of art:

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Old 06-17-2009, 09:03 AM
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Re: For all the bibliophiles among you art history buffs...

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There's an incredibly long list of photos of library interiors on that site. Thanks for referring us to it. I have to wonder though at the practicality of those libraries that, by design, make it so difficult to access the volumes. It seems odd to me that so many have been constructed in that manner - as if it's the "Gothic cathedral" formula for library construction. Librarians must keep themselves physically fit climbing those vertical ladders. Wonder if OSHA dictates they wear safety belts nowadays?

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Re: For all the bibliophiles among you art history buffs...

What a brilliant site! Some truly gorgeous libraries.

I did a little bit of law study a few years ago at a local university here. The first day I went to the university library I think my jaw hit the floor. Maybe not on a par with some of those on the site as far as beauty goes, but the rich dark colours (unfortunately bleached out in this photo - those lamps are supposed to be green!!) of the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, and its impressive structure, are something I will long remember...

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Re: For all the bibliophiles among you art history buffs...

The official opening of the New Acropolis Museum

Thought many of you may be interested....
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Re: For all the bibliophiles among you art history buffs...

I love libraries , love books , it’s a great way to spend a lazy day .

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