Monday, May 16, 2011

Unpacking My Library: Architects and Their Books

In case it hasn't already been made patently obvious: I love books. Reading them, looking at them, talking about them, writing about them, making them. At last count there are 16 bookcases in our house holding thousands of volumes in an organizational system that most people find esoteric but we find perfectly sensible and usable. Looking at and thinking about the placement of books on bookshelves is a sub-portion of my larger obsession--which is, really, one of two guiding passions of my life (the other one being my husband and daughter). So it's no surprise that I'm completely infatuated with this book, Unpacking My Library: Architects and Their Books by Jo Steffens. Because it is basically bookshelf porn. My only teensy tiny baby complaint about it is that I kind of wish it wasn't only architect's bookshelves--I long to see the bookshelves of all kinds of people. But really, that's a minor quibble, when you have images like these:

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