The Most Beautiful Libraries of the World Hardback
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 248 pages, 190 colour illustrations
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 17/11/2003
- Category: Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial, etc
- ISBN: 9780500511558