Cool Libraries


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I am blown away by how many incredibly cool libraries there are out there in the world. These photographs by Candida Hofer are quite gorgeous, and puts my local run-down biblio to shame. (via the nonist where you can see more) If you didn't get enough to look at from those two sites, Candida has a book about all the library interiors she photographed which you can find here, more of her books here too.

11 comments:

notsocrafty.com said...

I love libraries! I wish I lived near some of these.

amy korngiebel said...

these photos are absolutely incredible. thanks for the find.

{this is glamorous} said...

These libraries are stunning! Will definitely check out the other photos.

Rebecca said...

Love these! This will sound ridiculous but they remind me of Ghostbusters for some reason.

Anonymous said...

You should check out the Seattle Central Library, designed by Koolhaus (did the Louvre pyramind in Paris).

Allison said...

Sorry to have to correct the person above, but the Louvre pyramids were by I.M. Pei. Koolhaus' library in Seattle is quite spectacular, my fiance and I visited there last summer (I'm an architecture graduate, so I dragged him along, but he enjoyed it as well!).
In terms of more modern libraries, there's also the Exeter Library by Louis Kahn.

stacy said...

cool? More like awesome and amazing. They are incredible.

Rebecca said...

Have you seen the Yale rare books library? It's just amazing: http://www.library.yale.edu/beinecke/brblinfo/brblslides_tour.html.

Jessica said...

these are stunning. Very old world and reminds of those great classic novels..like these would have to be in old castles or something.

Robin said...

Oh my gosh, those libraries are nuts!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Wow! They are amazing!

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