Pictures take you places – Amsterdam Central Public Library

Posted on June 2, 2010


Everything in Amsterdam’s public library is about shapes, and their interaction with other shapes and the space around them. Shelfs curl like half snail shells, light fittings resemble some primordial creature trying to duplicate itself, and the red armchairs are curvy, inviting, extremely comfortable and perfectly adequate for a couple of leisurely hours of reading. Light boxes illuminate the stairway while at the same time displaying what will be found on each floor. No one minds two Maltese and a Swiss as we go around snapping pictures of what has become, to many of the regular visitors, commonplace.


-Text and Photography by Denise Pulis @