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The library : a world history

Author: James W P Campbell; Will Pryce
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of the library as a distinct building type, all around the world. This book recounts that history in text and images of truly outstanding quality.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James W P Campbell; Will Pryce
ISBN: 9780500342886 0500342881
OCLC Number: 879334333
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Contents: Preface; Introduction * 1. Lost Beginnings - Libraries in the Ancient World * 2. Cloisters, Codices and Chests - Libraries in the Middle Ages* 3. Cupboards, Chains and Stalls - Libraries in the Sixteenth Century * 4. Walls, Domes and Alcoves - Libraries in the Seventeenth Century * 5. Angels, Frescoes and Secret Doors - Libraries in the Eighteenth Century * 6. Iron Stacks, Gas Lights and Card Catalogues - Libraries in the Nineteenth Century * 7. Electricity, Concrete and Steel - Libraries in the Twentieth Century * 8. The Future of Libraries in the Electronic Age
Responsibility: James W.P. Campbell, Will Pryce.

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'In a lavish tribute to the architecture of libraries, the culture of learning and our ever-changing relationship with the written word from ancient to medieval modern, this great book is itself a Read more...

 
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