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Coventry Central Library DP164637

Coventry Central Library DP164637


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Filename: DP164637.jpg

Size: 3012 x 2424 (5.9MB)

Date: 20th August 2014

Source: Historic England

Credit: © Historic England, Steven Bake

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Urgency (1-8) 5=normal: 5

Source: Historic England Archive

Owner URL: images.historicenglandservices.org.uk

Job Title: Staff Photographer

© Historic England

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Coventry Central Library DP164637

Coventry Central Library, Smithford Way, Coventry, West Midlands. Exterior detail of coloured mosaic tiles viewed from the north east

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Media ID 11612112

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Architecture Coventry Post War


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This print by Steven Baker showcases the architectural marvel that is Coventry Central Library, located on Smithford Way in Coventry, West Midlands. The image captures an exquisite exterior detail of the library's vibrant mosaic tiles as seen from the north-east perspective. The richly colored mosaic tiles are a testament to the post-war era and stand as a symbol of resilience and creativity. Each tile seems to tell its own story, forming a mesmerizing tapestry that adds depth and character to this iconic building. Coventry Central Library stands tall as a beacon of knowledge and cultural significance within the cityscape. Its design seamlessly blends modernist elements with traditional architecture, creating an aesthetic fusion that is both visually striking and thought-provoking. Steven Baker's expert photography perfectly encapsulates the intricate details and craftsmanship present in this architectural gem. The play of light on each individual tile brings out their unique textures, inviting viewers to appreciate every minute aspect. Through this photograph, we are transported into a world where art meets functionality - where literature resides behind these walls waiting to be explored by eager minds. It serves as a reminder of how buildings can transcend their purpose by becoming works of art themselves. This print offers us an opportunity to admire Coventry Central Library's beauty while also acknowledging its historical significance within our collective heritage.

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