Top the world's most beautiful libraries

Articles Oct 03, 2019 00:27

The world's most beautiful libraries are formed through the investment of great architecture to honor the reading and intellectual development of mankind. Nobody has reviewed a book or cover photo, but the truth is that a beautiful cover always seduces people to look at it before reading, and so does the library.

These libraries are known for their remarkable exterior, thinking that towering architecture and beautiful gardens and design interiors such as ceilings or walls are made entirely of glass. And that's nothing compared to the millions of books placed in their walls. So whether you're a bookworm or architectural lover, start adding these beautiful libraries to your must-visit list.

Biblioteca Joanina, Coimbra, Portugal

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  Built to honor the king and the wealth of the empire, especially from Brazil, this library, in addition to the excellent combination of exotic materials, a real book repository. This is a masterpiece of Baroque, CASA DA Livraria was built under the sponsorship of D. João V, through the indications of the Joanina Library in honor of its sponsor.  

Formed as a parallel line sorted by height in order to overcome the difference in height, compared to the head of the chapel, opening to the patio in the main floor corresponding to the noble rooms, which are accessed by a monumental portal, like a triumphal arch, beside the columns. Ionic and is dominated by a magnificent royal shield. The interior, designed by Manuel DA Silva for 40 months, is completely covered by gold leaf shelves and is decorated with Chinese motifs, creating an interesting color relationship with a green paint background, Red and black.  

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Strahovská Knihovna, Prague, Czech Republic

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Monastery's library at Strahov is one of the most well-preserved and most valuable historical libraries-its collection includes about 200,000 episodes. The oldest part of the library, the Baroque Theology Hall, was established between 1671 and 1674; The main classical cellars of the philosophical Hall were from 1794 and two-story high. Both the hall was dominated by frescoes on the ceilings by Said Nosecký and Anton Maulbertsch.

The stunning interior of the two-story-high Philosophy Hall (Filozofický Sál; 1780) was constructed to match the walnut wood shelves carved and gilded, from ceiling to ceiling which is rescued from another monastery in South Bohemia (entrance to the upper showroom is Through the spiral staircase tucked in the corners). The sense of height here is emphasized by an imposing ceiling mural, the real intellectual search of a mankind-the image of Divine Providence placed in the center between a golden light stream, while around the edges are the drawings From Adam and Eva to Greek philosophers.

Library and Culture House Vennesla, Norway

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Located near Norway's southernmost tip, Vennesla's library is more than just a set of books, the city's cultural center, and a meeting place. The building has a café, open meeting space, classroom for adult education courses and a cinema. The long and thin wooden beams in the interior are designed to look like the inside of a whale.

27 Frames of prefabricated glue plywood determine the spatial representation of the interior, and their compensatory structure allows curves to act as the spatial interface with lighting elements to provide soft light for the interior and the acoustic duct with Contains air conditioning ducts. The ribs change throughout the interior to inform different spaces; At the main entrance, the framework stretches the entire width of the building and then slowly condenses to create more intimate rooms. While the roof of the building is notified by the geometry of curves.

Real Gabinete português DE Leitura, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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This is a library and the Lusophone cultural organization, located at Luís DE Camões Street, No. 30, in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is listed by the State Cultural Heritage Institute. Chosen by Time Magazine as the fourth most beautiful library in the world, the cabinet has the largest collection of Portuguese literature beyond Portugal.

The façade, inspired by the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon, was made by the Germano José Salle in Lisbon Stone in Lisbon and was commissioned by boat to Rio. The four statues, in turn, depict Pedro Álvares Cabral, Luís de Camões, Infante D. Henrique, and Vasco da Gama. The medallions of façade portray, respectively, the writers of Ferbrain Lopes, Gil Vicente, Alexandre Herculano and Almeida Garrett.

The interior is also Neo-Manueline style on the covers, wooden bookcases for books and memorials. The ceiling of the reading room has a magnificent chandelier and atrium in the iron structure, the first example of this type of architecture in Brazil. The hall also has a magnificent silver monument, ivory, and marble (Altar of Homeland), a height of 1.7 meters, celebrating the time of the discoveries, which were performed at the Casa Reis & Filhos in Porto by the Goldsmiths António Maria Ribeiro and were acquired in 1923 by the Royal cabinet.

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Biblioteca Statale Oratoriana dei Girolamini, Naples, Italy

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Founded in 1450 and rebuilt in the 16th century, the Biblioteca Apostolicaembleana of Rome hosts 1.8 million manuscripts and printed works – including one of the oldest manuscripts of the Greek Bible and a star of Dante's Divine Comedy.

Completed in 1619, the church is awake in the Florentine Renaissance style, with a Latin cross with three objectives supported by rows of the bow and the party chapels. It was originally consecrated for the birth of the Virgin and all the Saints (Ognisanti). There are two monasteries: the first monastery known as "Chiostro Maiolicato" from its embedded maiolica tiles. A second 17th-century convent was much larger, accessible through the first; The church stores both the "Quadreria" entrance or the art collection, which was previously kept in the Church of the church, and the Magnificent library of Oratorian Fathers, Biblioteca Girolamini, currently operated by the Italian state. The façade and other recreated works were completed by Ferdinando Fuga in 1780. The façade statues of St. Peter or St. Paul are sculpted by Giuseppe Sammartino.

Biblioteca do Convento de Mafra, Mafra, Portugal

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  Considered to be one of the most important libraries in the world, it is part of the majestic Palace built in 1717 by D. João V, to make promises to produce an heir to his marriage to D. Maria Ana of Austria. But this is another story, which was romantic by Jose Saramago in the Convento monument.  

Commissioned by architect Manuel Clemente de Sousa, the library is 88 meters long with a diagonal plan that has a bit of everything: medical work, philosophy, literature, law, grammar and dictionaries, encyclopedia, travel books. In the southernmost wing are religious subjects, and in the north on the opposite side are profanity of pure science. The single or very rare copies are handled very carefully, as is the case in the first instance of the Quran 1543, the biblical polyglot of 1514 or even the first version of The Lusíadas. The preservation of this ancient works in charge of a small bat army specializing in hunting insects feeding on paper, squid, and glue at night.  

The largest monastery room in Mafra is lined with over 40,000 books, sorted and lined with rococo shelves. The leather binding, engraved with gold, tells us that these are not the usual books, for which we are facing valuable objects, in which its pages condense the centuries of knowledge, culture, and wisdom. Many of the works were commissioned by D. João V, because the king wanted to concentrate on the palace, which was very special to him, which was best printed in the kingdom and abroad.  

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