Reblogged from MGLM ARCHITECTS
Planetarium in Jay S. Walker’s Library of the History of Human Imagination
Video of the library here.
Photo gallery of the library here.
Videos of some of his collection here.
More photos and an article here.
“Walker owns what he calls ‘The Walker Library of the History of Human Imagination.’ Located in his Ridgefield, Connecticut home, the 3,600 sq. ft. private facility contains more than 50,000 volumes including thousands of landmark books and museum-level artifacts. The architecture is a multi-level, maze-like setting, inspired in part by the paradoxical spaces depicted by artist M.C. Escher. The ‘library’ is the subject of a short documentary film by David Hoffman, and was profiled as ‘the most amazing library in the world’ by Wired magazine. Walker, who refers to himself as the library’s ‘curator,’ has spoken about its theme and displayed some of its contents at the annual TED conference in Long Beach, California. Jay Walker has hosted numerous world leaders from business, government, science, medicine, the arts and education. It is not open to the public.” — source