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Notes on the Ley - The Library of Alexandria
We have reached the final stop on the Arnolfini Ley which is the site of the Ancient Library of Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt. The Great Library of Alexandria, O. Von Corven, 19th century A It was one of the largest and most significant libraries in the a...

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Notes on the Ley - The Library of Alexandria


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Notes on the Ley - The Library of Alexandria


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Notes on the Ley - Isernia and the Patron Saint of Bookbinders
The forth point on the Ley is Isernia. A curious stop but proves there is more than coincidence at work along the Arnolfini Ley.   Isernia is a town in the southern Italian region of Molise, and the capital of province of Isernia. 1 The area of Isernia was ...

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Notes on the Ley - Alessandria and Umberto Eco's private library of books that lie
The fourth point on Arnolfini Ley is Alessandria, a city in Piedmont, Italy, known Borsalino hats and for being the birthplace of Umberto Eco. Umberto Eco is famous as a writer, philosopher and semiotician, as well as a collector of rare books.  Since we ar...

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Notes of Alignment. [3. veneration of the book]
The first book I remember seeing was the sacred book, at Mass; it had been placed in full view on the altar, and the priest turned the pages with great respect. My first book was therefore an object of worship. (Carriere, p.294) An icon of Christ in an anti...

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Notes of Alignment. [3. veneration of the book]
The first book I remember seeing was the sacred book, at Mass; it had been placed in full view on the altar, and the priest turned the pages with great respect. My first book was therefore an object of worship. (Carriere, p.294 Ley lines mark alignments for...

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Notes on the Ley - Booksellers Staircase, Rouen Cathedral
The next stop on the Arnolfini Ley is the ‘Booksellers Staircase’ in Rouen Cathedral. Rouen Cathedral A The construction on the current building began in the 12th century in an Early Gothic style though the site has had churches on from the 4th century. It ...

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Notes on the Ley - Arnolfini
The Arnolfini reading room is housed on the third floor of the Arnolfini gallery in Bristol. It is the second stop on the Arnolfini Ley.  the Arnolfini reading room A The Arnolfini was established in 1961 as a site ‘…where all the contemporary arts could co...

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Notes on the Ley - The Trinity College Library, Dublin
A series of posts are going to run alongside the 'Notes of Alingnment' called 'Noes on the Ley' that explore the points of interest that run along the Arnolfini Ley. The line itself connects various sites of reading and book veneration amongst other interes...
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