Saturday, February 21, 2009

Ziggurat

Hodges Library at the University of Tennessee makes a very good Escher-esque photo. It's built like a huge ziggurat; look at all those cubes of knowledge. Architecturally rewarding as it is, the inside is quite challenging for students who are looking for materials in the zig-zagging stacks. The library provides maps to find its buried treasures.

8 comments:

Hilda said...

Poor students. But I must say that it is a very interesting building.

cieldequimper said...

The B&W works really well!

bARE-eYED sUN said...

curiouser and curiouser . . .

hey, any chance of getting an inside look?

i dunno if the trees in the foreground were inescapable but they DO add to the atmosphere of the shot.

thank you for this post.

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.ero

B Squared said...

Why do college libraries have such strange architecture? Seems to be a trend.

nessabates said...

a treasure hunt sounds like fun :)

Tash said...

I love the architecture. Excellent photo of it, KG.

Babooshka said...

Knoxville really is a mono photographers dream. Do the studenst get an extra degree for negotiating the corridors. It is a maze.

Knoxville Girl said...

thanks, all. I haven't ventured inside much since my grad school days, when I practically lived there - shut up, it was pre-Internet. I will return, like Patton but without the army.