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Books, buildings and social engineering : early public libraries in Britain from past to present

Author: Alistair Black; Simon Pepper; Kaye Bagshaw
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2016.
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An important influence on the cultural and educational life of the country, British public libraries began to be supported by local taxation in 1850 but their buildings now represent a difficult  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Black, Alistair.
Books, Buildings and Social Engineering : Early Public Libraries in Britain from Past to Present.
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alistair Black; Simon Pepper; Kaye Bagshaw
ISBN: 9781317173298 1317173295 9781315569680 131556968X 9780754690917 0754690911
OCLC Number: 987750211
Notes: "First published 2009 by Ashgate Publishing."--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (486 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; Preface and Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; PART ONE: CONTEXTS; 2 The Public Library and Society, 1850-1939: Periodisation, Social Control and Social Engineering; PART TWO: PERIODS OF PUBLIC LIBRARY DESIGN; 3 Pioneer Public Library Buildings, 1850-83; 4 Public Library Buildings in the Age of Serial Philanthropy, 1883-1914; 5 Modernism and the Public Library between the Wars; PART THREE: THEMATIC STUDIES; 6 Readers Help Themselves: The Open Access Revolution; 7 Children's Libraries; 8 The Library as Monument and Machine.
Responsibility: Alistair Black, Simon Pepper and Kaye Bagshaw.

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