Such is the judgment of one scholarly habitue of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, according to Daniel Mendelsohn, author of a profile of the Vat, in the January 3rd issue of the New Yorker. The social and technological history of one of the world's great repositories of print, replete with scandal, human foibles, Curial arbitrariness, and unexpected vision. All in seven pages. Don't miss it.
The Savannah Cathedral, from my mother's bedroom window.