Thursday, February 16, 2006

Improvised football game and in the background the Buenos Aires' public library. Conceived by its director, writer Jorge Luis Borges, and possibly stemming from the infinite labyrinth of books depicted in his novel El Aleph, this monolithic structure took three decades to complete. It opened in 1992 after much red tape and now towers over Plaza Ruben Darío. The work of Le Corbusier inspired the modernist structure, which was designed by Clorinda Testa. Match de foot improvise avec en fond la bibliotheque nationale de Buenos Aires. Concue par son directeur, l'ecrivain Jorge Luis Borges, et provenant probablement du labyrinthe infini des livres représentés dans son roman EL Aleph, cette structure monolithique a necessite 3 decennies avant d'etre terminee. La bibliotheque a ete inauguree en 1992, et domine la Place Ruben Dario. Le travail de Le Corbusier a inspire son architecture moderne, qui a ete creee par Clorinda Testa.


Blogger Rob said...

Impressive knowledge of the architecture. That's quite a list of famous names. The footballers look as if they don't mind so much.

2/16/2006 06:22:00 PM

Blogger Karine said...

Quite an architecture this building I agree. I never been inside. I will go soon and try (if allowed) to take some pix to show you how's the inside.

2/16/2006 07:18:00 PM

Blogger Clement said...

kiki, visit it absolutly. It sounds like a early communist period inside. and you also have a great and particular view upon ricoleta. you need to live your passeport at the entrance to enter in.

2/17/2006 11:26:00 AM

Blogger Karine said...

Thanks Clement. I'll try to go there really soon now, since I'm really curious about the inside now ;)

2/17/2006 09:01:00 PM


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