Ever wondered what it looks like up in the stacks of the George Peabody Library? Wonder no more, fabulous bibliophile friends!! Check out these lovely snaps from behind the scenes at Peabody and get a glimpse of what it’s like to wander the stacks of Baltimore’s “Cathedral of Books.”
So many wonderful researchers from parks around the world visited us today! Their reading tastes are quite eclectic (I mean, Madame DuBarry and Henry Drummond????), and they don’t quite get staff-only areas, but hey, who is complaining!
Figures from Les Animaux Sauvages (Wild Beasts) a ca 1840 game!
Hi there, could you recommend which are the best examples of library building design and the reason behind it? Plus, do you think library typology is still consider important? Why?
Libraries are still very important but its not for the reasons we have considered them important for centuries. Gone is the role of book repository, as print falls out of use, with librarians across the nation embracing the idea of a reimagined community center where they serve as content curators to help users steer in an expanding ocean of information.
Best examples of libraries? Not sure what is the specific area you are looking for but here are some spectacular examples design wise:
The Admont Library in Admont, Austria
George Peabody Library in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Stuttgart City Library in Stuttgart, Germany
José Vasconcelos Library in Mexico City, Mexico
Beinecke Rare Book Library in New Haven, Connecticut, USA