CANDIDA HOFER: Libraries
Hofer, Candida. CANDIDA HOFER: Libraries. Introductory essay by Umberto Eco. 72 pp. Illustrated with 137 colour photographic plates. 4to., bound in publisher's grey paper over boards with pictorial dust-jacket. Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 2005.
Images of famous libraries around the world , featuring the Escorial in Spain, the Villa Medici in Rome, the Hamburg University Library, The British Library, the Bibliothèque National de France in Paris, the Pierpont Morgan Library, The Bodleian Library at Oxford, the Beinecke Library at Yale, the Rijksmuseum library among others.
Candida Höfer (1944- ) artist and professional photographer from Germany, has exhibted her work in numerous group and solo shows throughout Europe and the US. Her photographs for this volume capture the libraries as "splendid and intimate cathedrals of knowledge," empty of people, and thus focused on the objects, the books and the libraries as aesthetic images.
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