Nobody photographs the splendid and intimate cathedrals of knowledge as beautifully as Candida Hofer.
This superbly produced volume contains Hofer's famously ascetic images of the Escorial in Spain, the Whitney Museum and the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York, Villa Medici in Rome and the Hamburg University Library, among others.
Umberto Eco contributes an essay on libraries.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 272 pages, 137 colour illustrations
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/10/2005
- Category: Individual photographers
- ISBN: 9780500543146