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Frontispiece to Hoppus and Cole's English translated edition of Andrea Palladio's Four Books of Architecture (Book I). (c) RIBA Collections.
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RIBA Friends: explore the RIBA Books Collection

A RIBA Friends event exploring one of the largest and most diverse architectural book collections in the world.

With over 150,000 volumes in the collection, the British Architectural Library is one of the largest and most diverse architectural collections in the world. With holdings ranging from 15th Century manuscripts to the most recent architectural periodicals, this is a chance to get a closer look at the books that helped shape architecture. Join RIBA Acquisitions Librarian and Books Curator Jonathan Ridsdale to explore some of the RIBA’s most prized treasures.