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Biblioteca Angelica, Rome (1604) *

Artist/Designer: Designer Unknown

Project Location: Rome, Italy

Figure 1: Angelica Library. Source: Celeste, My Top 10 Beautiful Public Libraries Across the World. 2013, Digital Image. ( Source | Accessed : March 20, 2014 | Photographer: Unknown )
Figure 2: Angelica Library. Source: Seth Schoen, Biblioteca Angelica. 2008, Digital Image ( Source | Accessed : March 20, 2014 | Photographer: Seth Schoen )
Figure 3: Angelica Library. Source: benpfannl. 2011, Digital Image. ( Source | Accessed : March 20, 2014 | Photographer: Benpfanni )
Figure 4: Angelica Library. Source: BetaFi, La Biblioteca Angelica. 2010, Digital Image. ( Source | Accessed : March 20, 2014 | Photographer: BetaFi )


Primary Material(s):
Stone, Plaster, Wood


Related Website(s):

Significant Date(s):
16th Century

Additional Information:
Publications/Texts in Print:

Biblioteca Angelica, and Maes, Costantino. Saggio Dell'intero Catalogo Di Centosei Codici Greci Della Biblioteca Angelica in Roma. F. Cuggiani, 1894.

Munafò, Paola., and Muratore, Nicoletta. La Biblioteca Angelica. Roma: Istituto Poligrafico Dello Stato, 1989.

Serrai, Alfredo. Angelo Rocca: Fondatore della Prima Biblioteca Pubblica Europea ; nel Quarto Centenario della Biblioteca Angelica. Milano: S. Bonnard, 2005.

Building Address: Piazza di S. Agostino, 8, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Significant Dates: Construction date Estimated (1604)
Library Opened (1609)
Declared Italian Historic Monument (1873)

Supporting Staff/ Designers:

Angelo Rocca (Rocca, near Ancone, 1545 – Rome, 8 April 1620): Librarian and Founder

Luigi Vanvitelli (Monastery Designer) 1765.

Tags: Italian Interiors, Italian Library, Renaissance, Roman, Library, Italian, Rome, Angelo Rocca

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