My first visit to the Manchester Central Library, following it’s £50m revamp. The council have done a fantastic job, what an amazing building!
View out to street
Artist Tim Youd retyping “A Clockwork Orange” by Anthony Burgess, using the same make and model of type by the author.
His ‘100 Novels’ project sees him rewriting classic texts onto single sheets of paper backed by an additional sheet using the same make and model typewriter used by the author. He then runs this doubled paper through the typewriter repeatedly, until every word of the novel has been retyped.
Upon completion, the two pages—a positive and negative image—are mounted as a diptych, representing two pages of an open book.
More here – http://www.timyoud.com/typewriter-series.html
Trying out the movable bookshelves…
Reading Room dome
View from Reading Room to main entrance
View of Reading Room dome from main entrance
Central Library reflected in building opposite
Comings and goings..