The library is not just a collection of books, but also the whole cultural institution, respectively, to be placed in a special building. In an effort to comply with the postulate that the library – is the seat of science, knowledge, temple, generations of people in different countries have sought to build libraries for their respective high position of the beautiful buildings that stand out architecture and interior decoration. Architecture Library is a symbol of its time, as well as the wealth of culture and education.
Trinity Hall, Cambridge, UK, 1590
Architectural historian James Campbell and photographer Will Price together traveled the world, visiting and photographing more than eighty libraries, which illustrate different approaches to thinking and designing these temples of knowledge. As a result of his travels, they have prepared the book “Library: World History”. This is one of the first books that clearly tells the story of architecture libraries around the world, from ancient Mesopotamia to China and from written sources to the present day.
Queens College, Cambridge, England, mid 17 th century
Codrington Library, Oxford, 1751
Trinity College Library, Cambridge, 1695
Library Zhuanina, Coimbra, Portugal, 1728
Radcliffe Camera, Oxford, 1751
Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK, 1842
Fisher Fine Arts Library, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1891
Baynek Library, Yale University, New Haven, 1963
Grimm Center, the Humboldt University, Berlin, 2009
University Library of Utrecht, Utrecht. Netherlands 2004
Information, Communication and Media Center, Germany 2004