Welcome to the place that will make you appreciate the world through fundamental works. Embark on a journey to rediscover a lost knowledge.
In the beginning, ancient philosophers were opposed to paper, favoring clay tablets. A preference justified time and again by the weakness of paper archives throughout history.
The works of the Xianyang palace, the volumes of Constantinople, the Aztec codex… So much knowledge destroyed by war, inquisition, revolution, the innumerable accidents catastrophically shrinking the intellectual heritage of mankind.
How many antique books were destroyed by the burning of the Library of Alexandria !
Internet evolves in parallel with the world, protected. The digital format remains universally accessible while repression and destruction continue to reduce the physical heritage of our past.
Now exclusively available as ebooks, these selected works remain as relevant in our age as when first published. Issued in convenient formats to bring you the best reading experience.
Raphael, The School of Athens, 1509-1510, fresco