As silent sentinels of the future overflowing with knowledge and information, monumental libraries pair culture and architecture with fascinating results. While the bookworm in all of us daydreams of visiting the endless volumes and sky high shelves of books throughout the world, there’s someone out there doing it: Thomas Guignard. After moving to Canada, the Swiss librarian and photographer has traveled to shoot some of the most beautiful libraries in the world.
George Peabody Library, Baltimore MD
Radcliffe Science Library, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, England
Philologische Bibliothek, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
American Room, Great Library of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Osgoode Hall, Toronto, Canada
Emmanuel College Library, University of Toronto, Canada
TU Delft Library, Netherlands
Stadtbibliothek am Mailänderplatz, Stuttgart, Germany
Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm Zentrum, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
Toronto Reference Library, Canada
Rolex Learning Centre, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Rotunda chandelier, Los Angeles Public Library
Bibliothèque Schœlcher, Fort de France, Martinique, French West Indies.
Scott Library, York University, Toronto.
John P. Robarts library, University of Toronto.
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, Canada
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