The Most Beautiful Libraries of the World

The Most Beautiful Libraries of the World


By (author) Guillaume De Laubier, By (author) Jacques Bosser

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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 248 pages
  • Dimensions: 290mm x 290mm x 26mm | 2,159g
  • Publication date: 17 November 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0500511551
  • ISBN 13: 9780500511558
  • Illustrations note: 190 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 156,026

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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.

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Austria: National Library in Vienna; Benedictine Library in Admont. Great Britain: John Ryland's Library in Manchester; Trinity College Library in Cambridge. Italy: Vatican Library in Rome. Germany: Anna-Amalia Library in Weimar; Metten Library; Wiblingen-Ulm Library. Ireland: Trinity College Library in Dublin. Switzerland: Library of Saint-Gall Abbey. Czech Republic: Clementinium Library in Prague. Portugal: National Library in Mafra. Spain: Royal Library in El Escorial. France: the Institute Library; the Mazarine Library; the Senate Library; the Chantilly Chateau Library. USA: Atheneum Library in Boston. Russia: Seltikov Library in St Petersburg. Egypt: the Alexandria Library.