Copertina: Il fascino delle biblioteche.
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The Fascination of Libraries

  • Contributors Contributi di Umberto Eco
    Fotografie di Massimo Listri
  • Size 24x34 cm
  • Binding Cartonato con sovraccoperta
  • Pages 160
  • Illustrations 109
  • Language Italian
  • Year 2007
  • ISBN 9788842211389
  • Price € 50,00

The universal cathedrals of human thought

Libraries, the repositories of the written knowledge and thought of mankind, are the human equivalent of the temples dedicated to divinities. They are the marvellous protagonists of this volume, which was the first (first edition: February 2003) of many subsequent books dedicated to the theme and which follows its twin, The Fascination of Museums. The book penetrates into enchanted and enchanting places: noble residences, historic buildings and ancient monasteries, venerable universities and institutions, forty-one libraries around the world, introduced by the essay “De Bibliotheca” by a renowned bibliophile, Umberto Eco.