Temples of Knowledge - Historical Libraries of The Western World
Photographs by Ahmet Ertug
This book offers a visual journey into the ancient
libraries of Europe through the eyes of Ahmet Ertug.
The book displays unique and magnificent libraries in Portugal, Spain,
France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, England
and Ireland. A total of 30 historical libraries are presented in the
This limited edition book is created by master printers and binders in Italy.
The exquisite volume is limited to 400 hand-crafted, leather-bound volumes.
The book has 160 pages, 51 single page images, printed at
16 by 20 inches and 49 double page images, printed at 20 by 24 inches.
All pages are hand attached to the spine of the book, avoiding stitching
through the images.
The publishers also offer a "portfolio" edition of 32 unfolded image
plates presented in a leatherboundcase. Only 100 copies of this
version have been produced.
To view a high resolution slideshow of photographs from the book, visit www.templesofknowledge.com