Libraries – A New Perspective by Candida Höfer


Candida Höfer, by many, is considered to be one of the greats when it comes to the international photographic art community.

These photographs show why.

The book, Libraries, is a visual homage to the world’s greatest holders of knowledge, and provide a depth and scope into the architecture and bravado of such institutions as Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris, the Villa Medici in Rome, The Whitney Museum in New York City, the British Library in London, and the Escorial in Spain.

It is also interesting that Umberto Eco, the famed philosopher and professor at the University of Bologna, wrote the introduction, as the man is considered by many who buy photograph books to be a witty companion to Höfer’s restrained and somber photos.


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