The City of Books at José Vasconcelos Library, Mexico City
The Carlos Monsiváis Personal Library may be housed in an historic 1807 building, but it demonstrates a novel way of organising books, and a suitably modern interior to match. Occupying a section of Mexico City’s old José Vasconcelos Library, it is part of a new literary venture called the City of Books showcasing the intellectual journey of five key Mexican thinkers (Ali Chumacero, Carlos Monsiváis, José Luis Martínez, Jaime García Terrés and Antonio Castro Leal) through their personal book collections. A team of five architects was appointed to work on the interior design and create a separate space for each of the literary collections. The Carlos Monsiváis Personal Library is the latest to be completed and is designed by JSa Arquitectura. It occupies a walnut-clad, double-height row of rooms on the west wing and aims to bring the public closer to the mind of the writer by arranging his books to showcase the development of his thinking. Click through the gallery to see all five spaces.
Sandro Botticelli, Madonna of the Pomegranate, circa 1487. Uffizi Gallery of Florence, Italy.
Austin Grossman, Soon I Will Be Invincible
Submitted by anirayda.
Virginia Woolf, To The Lighthouse
J.E (via thatkindofwoman)
(incredibly sensual set of 13 words.)
Shelley’s own fair copy of Ozymandias.
— Virginia Woolf, To The Lighthouse (via violentwavesofemotion)
Five-hundred-year-old printing blocks of the sacred Tandjur, Choni Lamasery, Kansu, Tibet, April 1925 - Joseph F. Rock
Stephen King (Under the Dome)
[Submitted by Pink Oranges. Thanks, miss!]
Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle
— Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (via thechocolatebrigade)
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