The rich colour scheme of this library was determined by a Mannerist painting by the sixteenth century artist Francesco Morandini. http://www.houseandgarden.co.uk/interiors/bookshelf-ideas-living-room-study-design/traditional-black-and-red-floor-to-ceiling-bookshelves?next#ViewImage
Iapetus. Referred to as "Japetus" in the novel 2001:A Space Odyssey where it was a described as a cosmic heliograph flashing at Earth for 300 years. The second monolith, or star gate, was located at the centre of the white hemisphere.