Sunday, December 16, 2012

St. Louis Central Library Reopening: First Lines

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The entirely new north entrance to the library opens onto a room that has recessed ovals in the ceiling. Each contains the first line of a book. The top one is from Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five. The words below are the opening of The End Of The Affair by Graham Greene. Both quotes give us something to reflect on after the events of Friday in Connecticut.

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William Kendall said...

Striking shots! I like that technique of including literature into the architecture.

It reminds me of a park bench in a nearby community centre here that has quotes from literature painted onto it, including a Tolkien quote.

Stefan Jansson said...

Very cool idea.

Jack said...

These are very interesting, but I wonder if they will have staying power.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A very different design idea, nicely shown here Bob.

Unknown said...

Great angles! I just love the top shot.