The Library, Escorial
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Location near Madrid, Spain   map
Date 1567   timeline
Building Type library
 Construction System bearing masonry
Climate hot temperate
Style Renaissance
Notes 18,000 volumes, long vaulted hall. See also The Escorial.


Photo, interior.


Elevation Drawing

Sources on The Library, Escorial

Michael Brawne. Libraries: Architecture and Equipment. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970. LC 73-089609. Z679.B83. interior photograph, p14.

Juan de Contreras and Lopez de Ayala and Marques de Lozoya. The Escorial, The Royal Palace at La Granja de San Ildefonso. Translated by James Brockway. New York: Meredith Press, 1967. exterior perspective of Main Entrance(Library), p21.

John Fitzhugh Millar. Classical Architecture in Renaissance Europe, 1419-1585. Virginia: Thirteen Colonies Press, 1987. ISBN 0-934943-07-9. LC 86-50560. NA510.M55. elevation drawing, plate 110, p191.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about The Library, Escorial


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