"Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces well being."
One of the largest buildings in the world devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts, the Beinecke Library at Yale University also serves as a research center for students, faculty, and other scholars. Six stories of illuminated book stacks glow in the center of the exhibition hall. The building’s semiopaque, marble-paneled facade protects rare materials from sun damage. Learn more