THE UNIVERSAL LIBRARY is an artistic work that honors authors
through their own texts and simultaneously raises children and
youth’s lust for reading and creativity. It could be a permanent
and/or temporary installation in the public space.
Pedestrians are confronted to a selection of quotes from the authors without any prior introduction. The installation is like an open book where people walk through the texts to read them; and the quotations will be a permanent and teasing introduction to the author's texts for coming generations.
The work is characterized by its discrete monumentalism. The
materials, asphalt/stone and stainless steel belong to the milieu in a natural way. The use of typography for the letters, totally free from
decoration to obtain maximal ease in reading for the pedestrians, is the same type used for public information boards.
The line of citations offers a fresh alternative to the unavoidable text pollution about bargains, sales and advertisements from the shops along the street.
THE UNIVERSAL LIBRARY is placed in locations relevant to the author’s birth- or workplace. The quotations are suggested by the
citizens’ trough a home page; later on the quality assurance and
selection is done by the author’s experts in cooperation with FA+.