Booklicious: Bookcase Wednesday

April 28, 2010


Say it with me: oooooooh. I wouldn't mind playing hamster for a little bit if this were my wheel. The work of architect David Garcia, this bookcase is from his Archive series (there are four parts). He writes: "The Archive Series are investigations on space and books. Its departure point is density and micro spaces, and a series of traditional relationships that humans have to books." 

You can browse more of his studio work here, where he tells a story reminiscent of Horatio Alger-style ideals.

“As a child, I was introduced to an old friend of the family. I have never met anyone who has read so many books, could remember so many sources or quote so many authors as he could. Many years later, while studying at university, I would often call him for suggestions with bibliography regarding the most varied subjects. We would always meet in a café or a park, and my curiosity grew with time. What was his library like? I imagined him having endless rooms filled with books. Finally, one day, I convinced him to meet at his house, and to my deep disappointment, there were no books to be seen. My impatience took over and I asked him where he kept all his books? 'I only own the book I read at the moment,' he answered. 'When I finish them, I go for a walk, pick a stranger from the crowd, and give the book away.'”


More ooh-inducing photos of the Archive Series after the jump.


Megan said... @ April 28, 2010 at 1:35 PM

I love bookshelf wednesdays!

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