søndag den 2. november 2008
Rhode Island School of Design has an amazing library. If only I could take my flying carpet and fly over, just to sit there and read a book.
"The monumental 55,000 square foot library-almost four times larger than the former library-expands access to the library's extensive collections of artists' books, periodicals, slides and image files, art reproductions, sound and video recordings, and special collections of design portfolios, archives, and materials research. The previous library's limited space meant most of the collection was accessed only through a call system. The new library will have open stacks for over 100,000 volumes on the ground floor, with a separate area for Archives, Special Collections, and other visual resources on the second floor. While incorporating comprehensive, fully-wired digital resources, RISD's investment in the Fleet Library reflects the continued importance of the tangible substance of books and images, so critical for understanding design, color, layout, and materiality as part of a visual studies program."