Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Books and buildings!

Is there a way in which my architectural history degree assists me in doing my job as a literary agent? Um…no. But two of my favorite things come together in this article about great library staircases in the United States. Off to figure out a good reason to stop by Caltech’s Astronomy library other than just to walk up and down the stairs…



  1. Well...you got me interested and I clicked over and wow! Those are cool staircases. So then I had to do a search for the two staircases I like, Multnomah County Library in Portland, OR - no dice though, and Nashville Public Library. There is one of NPL, but I can't get the URL to work so if you really want to see it, you can do a google image search for Nashville Public Library Staircase.

  2. Re: Architectural history degree + working as a literary agent.

    Have you represented any books (specifically fiction) that include architectural history?

    I'm reminded of AUSTERLITZ by W. G. Sebald. I loved that book!

  3. What are you waiting for? I would just go in to admire the staircase and then begin my ascent. Beautiful.

  4. Wow. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing those.