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Theatrum Orbi by Robert Fludd
Theatrum Orbi by Robert Fludd
The Bookworm (c. 1850) by Carl Spitzweg
The Bookworm (c. 1850) by Carl Spitzweg

"All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone." --Blaise Pascal

"What a splendid thing it is to embark on a new career, and to appear all of a sudden before the world of learning holding a book, in the same way that an unexpected comet flashes through space! No, I will no longer keep my book to myself; here it is, gentlemen: read it. I have undertaken and completed a forty-two day journey around my room."--incipit A Journey Around My Room (1794) by Xavier de Maistre

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A room, in architecture, is any distinguishable space within a structure. Most typically a room is separated by interior walls from other spaces or passageways; moreover, it is separated by an exterior wall from outdoor areas, sometimes with a door.

Historical room types

In early structures, diverse room types could be identified to include bedrooms, kitchens, bathing rooms, reception rooms and other specialized uses.

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