Sunday, November 10, 2013

The 3,600-square foot Jay Walker Library of the History of Human Imagination contains 50,000 volumes and hundreds of museum-quality books, manuscripts, maps, and artifacts. The architecture of the library (which is really just a single five-story room) was inspired by artist M.C. Escher. It features multiple tiers, "floating" platforms, connecting stairways, a glass bridge, illuminated glass panels, dynamic lighting, and specially commissioned art AND music.

The library is located in the home of Jay Walker in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Jay Walker is the chairman of Walker Digital, a research and development firm that looks at new business uses for email, streaming video, and the Web. Walker is also the founder of Priceline.com, and since 2011 has sponsored the curation of the annual TEDMED health and medicine conference.

The Jay Walker Library is NOT open to the public.



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