Thursday, October 21, 2010

Library of Babel, and others, photographed

I can't believe I haven't done a post on libraries yet. They are the cream in my architecture pastry.
One of the better artistic renderings of Borges' Library of Babel, 1941

Salt Lake City Main Public Library in Salt Lake City, Utah by Moshe Safdie and Associates, 2003

Stockholm Library by Interior Architects Armel Neouze, Jacques Gelez, and Olivier Charles, 2007

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt, Architects: Snøhetta, 2002

And lest any of this make you homesick:

Harper Library Reading Room, The University of Chicago

1 comment:

  1. noooo why did you have to post Harper - all Uchicagoans pre-class of 2011 are now crying because you posted this.

    also i don't get Egypt.. form over function?