Photographer Goes Around The World In Search Of The Most Beautiful Libraries, And Here Is What He Found

The chosen institutions, revered for their historical value, architectural relevance and preciousness of the books they keep, are standalone works of art. Scroll down and let your bibliophile side marvel at the beauty the likes of which only these libraries can offer! #1 Abbey Library Of Saint Gall, Gallen, Switzerland #2 Palace Of Mafra Library, Mafra, Portugal #3 Library Of Fermo, Fermo, Italy #4 Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland #5 Metten Abbey Library, Metten, Germany #6 Sainte-Geneviève Library, Paris, France #7 Royal Portuguese Cabinet Of Reading, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil #8 Wiblingen Abbey Library, Wiblingen, Germany #12 National Library Of…

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Back to school: Design lessons from the world’s smartest education centers

(CNN)It’s easy to dismiss the way a school or university looks. As long as it’s functional, the more pressing educational concerns for parents are usually the curriculum, quality of teaching and exam results.   But the way educational buildings are designed — from classroom layout in elementary schools to shared, collective spaces on college campuses — can have a huge influence on learning.   So much so that the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has a specific committee — the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education — established to research and share the world’s best learning center architecture. They have…

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