National Geographic : 1929 Nov
g iNatlonal eograpnic ociety FROM WAR'S RUINS HAS RISEN A NEW TEMPLE OF BOOKS A disaster second only to the destruction of Reims Cathedral was the demolition during the World War of the UniversityLibrary at Louvain, with its wealth of priceless manuscripts and 250,000 printed volumes. American gifts have made possible the new building shown here. Autochromes by Paul G.Guillumette GOTHIC GRACE CHARACTERIZES NOTRE DAME DU SABLON This 15th century church inBrussels isnotable for stained glass win dows bearing ancient coats of arms. The poet Jean Baptiste Rousseau, who died in exile at Genette near by, isburied inthe right transept. Inthe foreground is a part of thePlace du Petit Sablon (see Color Plate XXIV).