domenica 26 maggio 2019

perpassareiltempo: “La Biblioteca perdurerà: illuminata, solitaria, infinita, perfettamente...

perpassareiltempo:

“La Biblioteca perdurerà: illuminata, solitaria, infinita, perfettamente immobile, armata di volumi preziosi, inutile, incorruttibile, segreta. Aggiungo: infinita. (…) Questa elegante speranza rallegra la mia solitudine.”

Jorge Luis Borges - Finzioni



salad-sadness: National Trust book shop, Warwick✨

thibaudpoirier: Palaces of self-discovery: A series on...





















thibaudpoirier:

Palaces of self-discovery: A series on libraries

“Reading is solitude,” Italo Calvino once said, embodying the inspiration behind this series. These temples of cultural worship gather communities, and yet the literary experience, and therefore the experience of a library, remains solitary. Giving groups of scholars and peers glimpses into the past, present and future of humanity, literature offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore one’s self from within through the unique internal narrative that each reader develops. It is this internal narrative that forms us when we are young, matures with us, and grows when we feed it. It was the first means of travel offered to many and continues to be the most accessible form of escape for millions of people seeking knowledge, the world, themselves. It is with an eye towards this improbable bled of public space and private experience that Poirier displays some of the finest libraries, both classical and modern, across Europe.  

Poirier’s perspective pays homage to the personal touches and interpretations of literature that these architects brought to each library. Like fingerprints, each architect crafted his vision for a new space for this sacred self-exploration. These seemingly minute details are everywhere, from the balance of natural and artificial light to optimise reading yet preserve ancient texts to the selective use of studying tables to either foster community or encourage lonely reflection. The selection of these libraries that span space, time, style and cultures were carefully selected for each one’s unique ambiance and architectural contribution. This is reflected in Poirier’s tasteful use of symmetry to highlight classical values of beauty, and the strong visual interpretation of the solitude that one feels when immersed in reading.



"Di fronte a ogni mondo nuovo, a una persona nuova, a un nuovo paese, io mi arresto esitante e..."

“Di fronte a ogni mondo nuovo, a una persona nuova, a un nuovo paese, io mi arresto esitante e insicura, odiando i nuovi ostacoli, i nuovi misteri, le nuove possibilità di dolore, di errori dovuti alla mancanza di coraggio. La paura, la mancanza di sicurezza hanno ristretto il mio mondo, limitato il numero delle persone che ho conosciuto intimamente. La difficoltà della comunione. Je vous presénte mes hommage, Madame. Educazione come scudo. La cultura è uno scudo.”

- Anaïs Nin, Diario. Vol. 1: 1931-1934 (via yourhandinminethings)

"You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will."

“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”

- Stephen King // On Writing (via qvotable)

"How do you get so empty?…Who takes it out of you?"

“How do you get so empty?…Who takes it out of you?”

- Ray Bradbury (via quotemadness)

"Any writer worth his salt writes to please himself…It’s a self-exploratory operation that is..."

“Any writer worth his salt writes to please himself…It’s a self-exploratory operation that is endless. An exorcism of not necessarily his demon, but of his divine discontent.”

- Harper Lee (via quotemadness)