Hot Library Smut

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"Yesterday I came across a truly gorgeous book of photographs by Candida Höfer titled, Libraries, a title which pretty much says it all, because that is just exactly what it is, one rich, sumptuous, photo of a library interior after another. It’s like porn for book nerds. Seriously."

Stumbled on the above article and its accompanying photos today, and what can I say but "wow!" If you love books, then these gorgeous photos will make you drool. I'm definitely putting Librarieson my wish list. Imagine doing the Abbey Library of St. Gallen (the oldest library in Switzerland, pictured here) in miniature! The thought of making all those books makes my eyes glaze over.

3 comments:

Erica said...

Hi, I've only just discovered your blog so forgive me for a very late comment. I came across online images from this book when I was researching for my miniature library and it definitely made me drool!
My library is the Unseen University magical library from the Discworld series written by Terry Pratchett.
I used mirrors to reflect and make the shelves look like they stretch endlessly - have forgotten how many books I made, over 100.
There are a couple of photos on my flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/gramarye/141214636 - I've been promising myself to take more photos of it.
I'm thinking of starting a blog just for my miniatures which is how I came to be searching and found you

TreeFeathers said...

It's never too late to post about cool miniatures! Your Unseen University Library is wonderful (love Terry Pratchett.) Even knowing there was a mirror there, I couldn't tell in the whole-shop picture that it was an illusion. Really had to peer carefully! Very cool bookcases, too, especially with that effect of the faces stretching on forever. How long did it take you to make all those books?

Check out my post about the miniature art of Charles Matton (Nov. 2008) - he uses a lot of mirrors (and libraries) in his work, too.

You should go for it and start a blog, you know miniaturists love more eye candy! I'd really like to learn more about the projects you have posted in your Flickr album.

- Grace

Maria Blanca"AyamontinoMaria" said...

This library is a great work...! Two are great miniaturists!! Hugs.

 

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