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Come Revel in the Organized Glory of Historic Libraries

All photos by Franck Bohbot via Bored Panda

From the Bibliothèque Nationale de France to the Boston Public Library, the photographer Franck Bohbot has documented many of the world's most gorgeous libraries. The New York-based French artist is particularly interested in the "relationship between the individual and architecture," and prior photography projects include the interiors of opera houses, cinemas, museums, and train stations. Bohbot began his career as a set designer, which is perhaps why he prefers to shoot his symmetrical compositions with no people in the frame. It's a sensuous style of documentation: one is nearly overwhelmed by the grand buildings' rich details, with rare books nestled under arches and historic reading rooms lit like movie sets.

· Frank Bohbot photography [Official site]
· Majestic Photos of Libraries Around the World by Franck Bohbot [Bored Panda]
· This Could Be the Best Opera House Porn Known to Man [Curbed National]
· All Photography posts [Curbed National]
· All Artistry posts [Curbed National]