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Libraries and Their Landscapes - Library Journal

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Cicero was suggesting a garden in the library, where he could spend his time in a natural setting, reading, writing, and conversing with his colleagues.

"If you have a garden in a library, nothing is missing" ~ Cicero. Libraries simply occupy their open landscapes. How do we thoughtfully place a library in the landscape? And how can we create outdoor spaces that work in concert with the library interior? In library planning, it is not only the design that must be considered. The placement of the building in its setting (its landscape) and the design of the landscape together with the building are fundamental parts of the planning process. Here's a look into the design of libraries in urban, suburban, and open landscapes.


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GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC's curator insight, March 23, 2013 4:12 AM

libraries spaces as  a hub of learning

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20 mesmerising modern libraries from around the world

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A list of most tremendous examples showing how modern libraries are shaping the way we learn and enjoy reading in the digital age.

 

As you will see from these amazing photos (http://ebookfriendly.com/2013/04/11/modern-libraries ;), libraries around the world are heading into the future, creating for their patrons a more dynamic, multi-level environment for learning and pleasure.


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I would enjoy studying on a summers day!

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GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC's curator insight, April 30, 2013 9:12 AM

mesmerizing libraries

wildswans's curator insight, May 4, 2013 12:18 AM

Sometimes physical space can also act as a metaphor for our minds. When space creates a sense of wonderment, our imagination follows.

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10 Largest Libraries Of The World

10 Largest Libraries of the World 10. New York Public Library, USA 9. Kiev's Vernadsky National Scientific Library of Ukraine. Ukraine 8. London's British Li...
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Super-cool university libraries

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By Laura Yeah, I admit it, I’m a bit of a library geek. I like libraries, and I like how different they can be – from musty and full of historic character, to bright, modern and packing more techno...

 

Here are a few amazing university libraries around the world – some of the coolest/greenest/curliest …

1. Vienna University of Economics & Business, Austria

2. University of Aberdeen, UK

3. University of Indonesia, Indonesia which looks like a fort

4. Warsaw University, Poland with its huge rooftop garden and a waterfall, open to the public

5. Macquarie University, Australia which is eco-friendly – which means, amongst other things, collecting rainwater to use for toilet flushing

6. Joe and Rika Mansueto Library, University of Chicago, US with its high-tech design complete with glass dome roof and robotic cranes to retrieve books

 

Check the photos here:  http://justgoabroad.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/super-cool-university-libraries/

 


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Looks like a scene from a Sci Fi movie.

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Bizarre-Looking Libraries from All Over the World

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As you might be aware, we have a thing for libraries — both the wealth of knowledge they contain and their architecture. We've shown you many beautiful libraries and some very cool libraries conver...


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The 10 Most Beautiful Libraries in the United States

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The 10 Most Beautiful Libraries in the United States...

 

here are the top ten stunning libraries and why they are rated so:

1. The Armstrong-Browning Library at Baylor University, Texas

2. Morgan Library, New York

3. Boston Public Library, Massachusetts

4. Braddock Carnegie Library, Pennsylvania

5. Indianapolis Public Library, Indiana

6. Los Angeles Central Library, California

7. Hearst Castle Gothic Study, California

8. Skywalker Ranch Library, California

9. Suzzallo Library of the University of Washington, Washington

10. Fisher Fine Arts Library of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania

 

Check out the photos and their interesting descriptions here:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/148866

 

 

 

 

 


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10 Unusual Micro Libraries | World Literature Today

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RT @asymptotejrnl: what's not to love about these 10 unusual micro-libraries? http://t.co/R3Js7j9v1e @worldlittoday

 

Check out these ten unique micro libraries and community book shares that have brought books to cities, neighborhoods, parks, and even beaches.


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, June 28, 2013 3:45 AM

Very creative in creating micro libraries!

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Interesting....

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17 Mind Blowing Libraries From Around The World - Viral Nova

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Most people probably think that libraries are all about being quiet, studying for tests and finding places to hang out with your friends… but there's more to libraries than just that. Take these photos for example of incredible ...
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#World #Coolest #Libraries

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No, this is not a computer graphic image. It’s actually one of the coolest libraries in the world. How cool can libraries be in an era of iPads and Kindles? More than you think. Only if you k...

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World's Most Beautiful Libraries

Help us caption and translate this video on Amara.org: http://www.amara.org/en/v/CtK/ Photos of some of the world's most beautiful libraries. Help us caption...
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Often "old" is beautiful.

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