A thing of rare beauty

Beinecke Library designed by Gordon Bunshaft, SOM (photo credit: Nick Hollot)

Today in my Tumblr dashboard, someone had reblogged this picture of the Yale Rare Books Library.

It made me stop and stare.

I had to figure out some of what I was looking at but otherwise, the photo kept drawing me in: the colour, the content, the idea of the kind and smell and feel of the books in that room……