German architectural photographer Reinhard Görner has been working in the field since 1982, photographing both historical and contemporary architecture.
While we are a student, we go to libraries not only to borrow books but also to study for exams. Whether we are a bookworm or not, we love the atmosphere there, we like to listen to the silence and focus on what we are studying too. When a library becomes bigger, the number of rooms inside increases too. The rooms for reading, for using computers, for group studies, and many more.
After we see all the books in the environment, we feel the lack of knowledge, also a belief that we would be created after reading one of the wholes. But, is it possible for a library to transform us into a bookworm even we do not like reading?
Do not say “no” before you see the beautiful libraries below!
1. Inter Arma Caritas II. Portugal
It is not only a library but also an architectural piece of art. Just check the details on the ceiling, all the combinations of the colors and the shapes.
2. Open Space, City Library in Stuttgart.
I am totally sure that the first thing comes to your mind after seeing this is “I would definitely go there every single day.” Yeah, we would go too!
3. Palácio Nacional de Mafra I, Portugal
It is really good at it! Look at the architecture! To be honest, I would be distracted by the magnificence of the walls so much to forget about reading the book…
4. Duke Hamfrey’s Library, Oxford
This wooden art is from Oxford, called as “Duke Hamfrey’s Library”. If I would sit on the bench next to the books, I would be drunk on the smell of papers!
5. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Library. Berlin
6. Library Hall, Upper Lusatian Library of Sciences. Görlitz
7. The Brain, Freie Universität. Berlin
8. The entrance of Biblioteca Joanina. Portugal
9. Cathedral of Books. Manchester
10. St. Peter’s Abbey II. Austria