Book review by Deane Barker tags: books, libraries

This is a very (very!) big coffee table book of library photography. I’m not sure there’s much more to say than that.

It’s enormous. It probably weighs 10 pounds.

The photography is amazing. The pages are so big, it’s absorbing.

However, it’s worth pointing out that a lot of libraries are very, very old – not from this century, or even the prior. There are quite a few from the Italian Renaissance (the 1500s or so), and even earlier. So, for many people, these aren’t approachable libraries in any sense. They’re more like historical artifacts

And the book itself is something of an art piece, I think. There’s very little writing. Each library entry (a couple of pages each) has a short text intro, but it’s mainly photography.

Looks great from the outside. Would look great on a coffee table, which I assume is the point.

Book Info

Elisabeth Sladek, Massimo Listri
  • I have read this book. According to my records, I completed it on .
  • A hardcover copy of this book is currently in my home library.

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