From Hogwarts to Game of Thrones: The Floor Plans of Famous Fictional Libraries
By Emily Petsko
Early readers of the Harry Potter books were enchanted all over again when they saw the Hogwarts library up on the big screen. Those scenes were actually filmed inside Duke Humfrey's Library, the oldest reading room at the University of Oxford's Bodleian Library, but some magical touches were mixed in to make it suitable for the wizarding world.
In celebration of the beauty of libraries, furniture designer Neville Johnson has created artistic floor plans of famous movie and TV libraries, including the Hogwarts library, the Citadel from Game of Thrones, and several others.
The company’s team of designers watched and rewatched scenes from the movies and series they chose to feature in order to get a feel for the library layout and pick out key design features in the background. They also researched the filming locations of some of these fictional libraries (like the Bodleian) as well as the libraries that inspired their big-screen counterparts (like the library in the live action version of Beauty and the Beast, inspired by the Baroque architecture of the Joanina Library in Coimbra, Portugal).
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