14 Feb '12, 2pm

Books Recycled Into Decorative Tower in Washington Museum

Ford's Theatre Center for Education and Leadership /Public Domain The Centre for Education and Leadership recently opened across the street from Ford's Theatre, where Abraham Lincoln was shot, in Washington. It explores " the lasting effect Abraham Lincoln’s presidency—and its untimely end—have had on our country." In the middle is a winding staircase and a 34 foot high " tower of books about Lincoln, symbolizing that the last word about this great man will never be written." Ford's Theatre Center for Education and Leadership /Public Domain It is a bit of a throwback to an age when people bought books by the yard and installed them as decoration, or hired someone to curate a library to make the owner look sophisticated. Here they are gluing together a tower of books, about one person, that apparently nobody wants to read anymore. So they get glued into an architectural dec...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/interior-design/books-recycled-...

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