I went to the library today to get some books on an assignment that has crept up on me (it’s due THIS Friday?!?!). The assignment is on Renaissance art and I have to compare two paintings – it’s actually pretty cool – so don’t think I’m complaining, just stressing a bit. Anyway, I had some pretty amazing experiences with books that I really need to blog about. First of all, the library has so many books. It has it least 5 floors (all my books so far are on the 4th or 5th floors) and they are jam-packed in! Secondly, the books are amazing. This is a spread in my book on the Northern Renaissance artist Cranach, who is one of the artists I am looking at for my essay.
So yeah, that’s impressive – but I’ve seen gorgeous catalogues before. What I found hidden on the bottom shelf is a little more worth blogging about:
Yes, you saw correctly. This book, that I borrowed using electronic self-checkout from the library and hold in my hot little hands… was published in 1830. Not first published in 1830, but the actual copy on my desk is 181 years old. Now say what you want, but I think that is impressive. I am going to read that book because it is actually relevant to my studies!
Well, I must go… sleep is needed as I have assignments due, a thanksgiving dinner to cook and a trip to Chicago to organise. Unfortunately, in order to do these things I need to be well rested. But seriously… how cool are the books?!