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Book Fountain

I just love this book fountain!

Located at the Cincinnati Public Library it was designed by sculptor Michael Frasca and dedicated in 1990.

The Amelia Valerio Weinberg Memorial Fountain is located on the Vine Street Plaza in front of the Main Library. Conceived and executed by former Cincinnati sculptor Michael Frasca, this ornamental fountain was made possible by a bequest from Mrs. Weinberg and was dedicated in 1990. Affectionately known as the “book fountain,” the sculpture features water cascading over a stack of ceramic tile books, representing the free flow of information and ideas through the printed word. The fountain is a popular spot for school groups and tourists.”

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: Exhibits at the Main Library

Photographed here by Jean-François Schmitz it is indeed a stunning piece.

Book Fountain

 

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