Perpustakaan Terbesar Buku-Buku ‘Rare’ Ini Dibina Dengan Tiada Tingkap! October 12, 2017 – Posted in: Buzz

Ya, Perpustakaan Beinecke, University of Yale ini dibina dalam keadaan tiada tingkap dan berdindinkan marmar 1.25 inci namun tetap membenarkan untuk cahaya masuk.

Ini adalah berikutan untuk memelihara keadaan buku dan manuskrip nadir yang tersimpan di sana

Bangunan ini telah direka oleh Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings & Merill dan telah siap pada tahun 1963.

Perpustakaan ini menghimpunkan 180 000 koleksi buku-buku nadir di seluruh dunia dan antara koleksi yang maha dasyat di sana adalah Gutenberg Bible yang diterbitkan pada 1455

Menara kaca yang menghimpukan koleksi-koleksi nadir ini mempunyai 6 tingkat ketinggian dan malangnya ia tidak dibuka kepada orang ramai.

Jemput untuk menonton video yang telah dikeluarkan oleh World Economic Forum ini.

 

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is the rare book library and literary archive of the Yale University Library in New Haven, Connecticut. Situated on Yale University’s Hewitt Quadrangle, the building was designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and completed in 1963.

In the late 19th century, rare and valuable books of the Library of Yale College were placed on special shelving at the College Library, now known as Dwight Hall. When the university received a multimillion-dollar bequest from John W. Sterling for the construction of Sterling Memorial Library in 1918, the university decided to create a dedicated reading room for its rare books, which became the building’s Rare Book Room when the building opened in 1930. Because the bequest did not contain an allowance for books or materials, Yale English professor Chauncey Brewster Tinker petitioned Yale alumni to donate materials that would give the university a collection as monumental as its new building. By the time Sterling opened, Tinker’s appeal garnered an impressive collection of rare books, including a Gutenberg Bible from Anna M. Harkness and several major collections from the Beinecke family, most notably its collection on the American West.

By 1958, the library owned more than 130,000 rare volumes and many more manuscripts. The amassed collection proved too large for Sterling’s reading room, and the reading room unsuited to their preservation. Having already given significant collections to Yale, Edwin and Frederick Beinecke—as well as Johanna Weigle, widow of their brother Walter—gave funds to build a dedicated rare books library building. When the Beinecke Library opened on October 14, 1963, it became the home of the volumes from Rare Book Room, and three special collections: the Collection of American Literature, the Collection of Western Americana, and the Collection of German Literature. Shortly afterward, they were joined by the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection.

Beinecke Library became the repository for books in the Yale collection printed anywhere before 1800, books printed in Latin America before 1751, books printed in North America before 1821, newspapers and broadsides printed in the United States before 1851, European tracts and pamphlets printed before 1801, and Slavic, East European, Near and Middle Eastern books through the eighteenth century, as well as special books outside these categories.

Now, the collection spans through to the present day, including such modern works as limited-edition poetry and artists’ books. The library also contains thousands of linear feet of archival material, ranging from ancient papyri and medieval manuscripts to the archived personal papers of modern writers.

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