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a table + space for books + peace = April 14, 2013

this amazing library designed by Andrew Berman. The film is directed and produced by David Vegezzi. h/t  Architecture on GOOD:Intermission: This Private Library Looks Like the Most Peaceful Place on Earth Beautiful.

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‘Coco’ Chanel’s Salon April 6, 2013

The Salon where Coco Channel held court. She is the epitome of style and the namesake of one of the leading luxury brands in the world. She was the only fashion designer to make Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century and she loved books.The Coveteur visited her legendary apartment at 31 Rue Cambon Paris and came away with some great photos. The apartment, which sits atop a Chanel boutique, played…

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An urban private library October 22, 2012

Good things come in small packages. Look what architect Tim Seggerman came up with as part of a remodel of a tiny New York City apartment. A “library”that is about four feet high, four feet wide, and six feet deep. More images at Dwell

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In the Stacks: Private Libraries at the Museum of the City of New York January 6, 2011 – Posted in: In the Stacks

For the third installment of In the Stacks we visit the Museum of the City of New York which recently released 50,000 digital images from their outstanding collection. What is becoming increasingly clear in the early stages of this new series is that the plethora of material available at many of these digital destinations warrant more than one trip. Rather than overcrowd the initial posts Book Patrol will return, in due time, to select archives…

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Inside Donald Judd’s Library May 12, 2010

The Main Library at Donald Judd’s La Mansana de Chinati residence in Marfa, Texas. It has been sixteen years since the passing of Donald Judd. Though known as one of the foremost minimalist painters of the 20th century Judd was also a serious bibliophile. He claimed to have read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica as child which, given his minimalist leanings, is quite a feat. And wherever in the world his art took him he bought…

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