Well of Scribes and Bright Fountain

Jud Fine, 1993

Part of Spine sculptural installation, Maguire Gardens, Los Angeles Public Library. The well is a homage to Goodhue's original Well, which commemorated the scribes of all races (now lost). The Well of Scribes designed by Jud Fine is a geographical relief map of the world in bronze. The map includes location names and dates of 45 historic incidents of library destruction and book burnings from around the world, from 86 BC to 1986. The typeface on the fountain is Centaur.




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