Ever since we spotted this book on Annie Coggan's Chairs and Buildings blog, we have been coveting it. German photographer Candida Höfer is famous for her photographs of silent, empty museums, libraries, and universities. This book compiles her most beautiful photographs of books stacked on floor-to-ceiling shelves...
Umberto Eco wrote an essay for the introduction, and the rest of the book is filled with full-page photos of the British Library, the Whitney Museum, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Trinity College Library in Dublin, and many more gorgeous libraries. Published by Thames and Hudson, the book is $65 at Amazon.
• 1 Trinity College Library via nonist
• 2 Rijkmuseum Amsterdam via Chairs and Buildings
• 3 Fisher Library Philadelphia via Sonnabend Gallery on Artnet
• 4 Staten-Generaal den Haag, Netherlands via Chairs and Buildings
• 5 Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna via Sonnabend Gallery on Artnet
Found via Chairs and Buildings.