Archives and Rare Books, University of Cincinnati

Printing and Knowledge: Architectural Symbols of the Carl Blegen Library.

William Morris. Benjamin Franklin. William Caxton.
William Morris. Benjamin Franklin. William Caxton.
Aldus Manutius of Venice. Christopher Plantin.
Aldus Manutius of Venice. Christopher Plantin.

The contribution of writing and printing is a predominant element in the Library's architecture.  On the exterior, six small stone panels honor the great printers, including Johann Gutenberg (not pictured), Benjamin Franklin and William Caxton, the first English printer.