Sunday, June 11, 2017

Thibaud Poirier | Palaces of Self-Discovery: A Series on Libraries

You love libraries, and there are some good ones in Europe. These cathedral-like spaces, as Photographer Thibaud Poirier notes, "gather communities" and, like literature, provide "glimpses into the past, present, and future of humanity." Poirier's full series can be viewed here.
 Grimm Zentrum Library, Berlin, 2009
 Trinity College Library, Dublin, 1732
 Bibliothèque de l'Hotel de Ville de Paris, Paris, 1890
 Palàcio Nacional de Mafra, Mafra, 1755
 Biblioteca Casanatense, Rome, 1701
 Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, Paris, 1850
 Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Salle Labrouste, Paris, 1868
 Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne, Salle Jacqueline de Romilly, Paris, 1897
Stadtbibliothek, Stuttgart, 2011

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