Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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    Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
    Designed by SOM in 1963

    To emphasize the beauty of these rare books, they were set up to be the centerpiece of the building. All the books were placed around the core like a large display case. The exterior skin is composed of thin marble panels that allow light to show through but not damage the books.

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    1. DigiDreamGrafix.com 52 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called One Architecture, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    2. Stan Getz Library @ Berklee College of Music 50 months ago | reply

      Hi, I found your image on a search for Yale library buildings ..
      it's a great picture,
      going to use it in NEMLA - Music Library wiki:
      nemla-wiki.org/wiki/index.php/NEMLA_Spring_Meeting_2010
      thanks for putting photo in CC ..

      -Zoe

    3. pinehurst19475 49 months ago | reply

      A fine shot of a remarkable room.

    4. lindaaslund 42 months ago | reply

      Thank you for the cc-licensing this picture, I used it in a blog post about a wish-list, I wish for myself a library. :-) trotsigfrizon.wordpress.com/2010/11/04/fyra-fragor/
      (Well, I wish for libraries like this for the rest of the world, too, and the picture is truly amazing.)

    5. theudulf 40 months ago | reply

      Thank you! I used it as part of background in my latest work :)

    6. agincourtdb 38 months ago | reply

      Fine for this special application (rare/valuable books, not for sale or lend) but I hope they don't start building libraries and bookstores like this. It's a book space for a post-privacy society if I've ever seen one. A hundred pairs of eyes on the back of my head while I browse? No thank you.

    7. Cespur 25 months ago | reply

      I don't think one would go into the rare book and manuscript section of Yale University just to browse. If you're in there I think you're looking up a very specific book/manuscript.

    8. Ellen Bulger 22 months ago | reply

      The librarians are, I believe, the only ones who go up into the stacks.

    9. Leslie Kuo 18 months ago | reply

      Hi Lauren, I'm going to use your picture for an invitation for an event at www.cwos.org. You can send me your email address if you'd like to see it!

    10. Leslie Kuo 18 months ago | reply

      It's beautiful!

    11. cmreyes5 9 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous image! Thank you for it and for the cc license. I used the image as part of a poster on television and libraries for an academic conference. I gave you credit, of course.

    12. In Pursuit of Giants 3 weeks ago | reply

      HI Lauren--I was wondering if I could use this photograph of the interior of Beineke Library for a website. Would that be alright with you?

    13. In Pursuit of Giants 3 weeks ago | reply

      Hi Lauren--I see that in your attribution license you permit use. If we use it, look for it at STORYhousepartners.com. Many thanks.

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