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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Descripción Thames & Hudson, London, first edition, 2003, 2003. Cloth, 4to, 30 cm, 248 pp, 190 colour plates. From the blurb: "All of the libraries in the world - whether small or large, public or private - serve the same purpose: to preserve, cherish, or show off the riches of human knowledge. Now, for the first time, an internationally renowned photographer takes the reader on a journey to more than twenty of the most historical of these magical places, all architectural treasures. From the dramatic, baroque Library of the Institut de France in Paris, to the splendid Vatican Library in the Vatican City; from the majestic Royal Library at El Escorial, Spain, to the famed New York Public Library, a Beaux-Arts masterpiece - here are some of the most exquisite libraries of the Western world." The libraries included are: National Library of Austria, Vienna; The Benedictine Abbey Library of Admont, Austria ; The Herzogin Anna Amalia Library, Weimar, Germany; The Benedictine Abbey Library of Metten, Germany; The Monastic Library at Wiblingen, Ulm, Germany; The Vatican Library, Rome; Riccardian Library, Florence; The Institute Library, Paris; The Mazarine Library, Paris; The Senate Library, Paris; The Cabinet des Livres of the Duc d'Aumale, Chantilly, France; The Abbey Library of Saint Gall, Switzerland; The John Rylands Library, Manchester, England; Bodleian Library, Oxford, England; Wren Library-Trinity College, Cambridge, England; Trinity College Library, Dublin; The Library of the Mafra National Palace, Portugal; National Library, Prague; The Library of the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, San Lorenzo del Escorial, Spain; The Athenaeum, Boston; The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; The New York Public Library; National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg. Includes a Bibliography. Fine in Near Fine dustwrapper. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-41307
Descripción Thames and Hudson Ltd, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used; Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 2009587
Descripción Estado de conservación: Good. Most Beautiful Libraries of the World. Nº de ref. de la librería Grb0039192
Descripción Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j. Nº de ref. de la librería 0500511551D
Descripción Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2003. Estado de conservación: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780500511558-3