Babel

Babel

Two parallel walls in the Government Periodicals and Microfilm Section are covered with millwork derived from Pieter Breughel's depiction of the Tower of Babel (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna). Mirrors occupying the window frames of the millwork reinforce the theme of infinite reproduction. It is a grand meditation on the monumental and reflective nature of language.

Location: west of the Periodicals Service Desk on the Lower Level