rare-book-library

anonymous asked:

He y arqui! Tienes algunas bibliotecas que te gusten en particular? Estoy buscando referentes. Gracias!

Las bibliotecas son de mis edificios favoritos, tengo demasiadas en mente. Para esta lista voy a ignorar bibliotecas clásicas como Trinity College en Irlanda o El Escorial en España y me enfocare en algunas mas recientes.

You can see previous posts about libraries following this link. Here is a very small selection of my favorite contemporary libraries:

Library at the Shiba Ryotaro Memorial Museum Tadao Ando

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Everyone does their part for the #skeletonwar!⠀ ⠀ QM21 .C5 1741⠀ ⠀ #skeletons #spooky #spookyskeletons #halloween #morbid #anatomy #pagefrights #bookguts #bibliophile #rarebooks #specialcollections #librariesofinstagram #iglibraries #mizzou #universityofmissouri #ellislibrary #ifttt

As the #skeletonwar heats up, we’re bringing in the cavalry.⠀ ⠀ SF951 .L33 1772⠀ ⠀ #horses #skeletons #spooky #creepy #weird #anatomy #halloween #bookguts #bibliophile #rarebooks #specialcollections #librariesofinstagram #iglibraries #mizzou #universityofmissouri #ellislibrary #ifttt

Mathematical mystery of ancient Babylonian clay tablet solved

UNSW Sydney scientists have discovered the purpose of a famous 3700-year old Babylonian clay tablet, revealing it is the world’s oldest and most accurate trigonometric table, possibly used by ancient mathematical scribes to calculate how to construct palaces and temples and build canals.

The new research shows the Babylonians, not the Greeks, were the first to study trigonometry – the study of triangles – and reveals an ancient mathematical sophistication that had been hidden until now.

Known as Plimpton 322, the small tablet was discovered in the early 1900s in what is now southern Iraq by archaeologist, academic, diplomat and antiquities dealer Edgar Banks, the person on whom the fictional character Indiana Jones was based.

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Happy World Book Day!

For all you book lovers, pictured here (from our 200th anniversary exhibit at Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library), Harper’s New England School Library, published by Harper & Brothers in 1842-43. This set 75 volumes was issued and shipped in its own pine board cabinet fitted with shelves, a door with a lock and key, and a top piece on the back that allowed it to be hung on a wall. 

Deep inside Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library lies a 240 page tome. Recently carbon dated to around 1420, its pages feature looping handwriting and hand drawn images seemingly stolen from a dream. It is called the Voynich manuscript, and it’s one of history’s biggest unsolved mysteries. The reason why? No one can figure out what it says. 

A recent theory surfaced this past month, claiming that it was a ‘mostly plagiarized guide to women’s health’, but it was quickly debunked.

Watch the TED-Ed Lesson to learn more about this mysterious book and how scholars have been picking it apart for decades here: The world’s most mysterious book - Stephen Bax

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Nearly 450 years after last week’s shelfmark, a library science student learns to use the IBM programming machine: Mizzou was the first academic library to be fully computerized, thanks to Ralph Parker, head of the library and then dean of the library school.⠀ ⠀ Savitar. LH1 .S2 1968⠀ ⠀ #ibm #computers #retro #vintage #vintagelibrary #rarebooks #specialcollections #universityofmissouri #mizzou #libraries #librariesofinstagram #ifttt