This reminds me of a few tiny libraries in some of the colleges at Oxford University where the shelves are arranged based on the size of the book. Teeny tiny books lined the top shelves, and large leather tomes were stacked along the wall on the bottom. As a librarian, I can't even begin to explain why your number one defense (it can be practical) is incorrect on so many levels. Also, it's embarrassingly obvious that the person who owns this collection doesn't actually read books and possibly even purchased books based on their color. However, if you're looking at it from a design perspective, it's effective. It does serve as a beautiful and colorful "wallpaper," although ridiculously expensive for what it is!
In Defense of: Organizing Books by Color
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