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The meaning of the library : a cultural history

Author: Alice Crawford
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford Princeton University Press 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback printingView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Crawford
ISBN: 9780691175744 0691175748 9780691166391 0691166390
OCLC Number: 991549190
Description: xxix, 300 Seiten, [16 ungezählte Seiten] : Illustrationen
Contents: List of Illustrations ix Acknowledgments xi Introduction, Alice Crawford xiii Part 1 The Library through Time Chapter 1 Adventures in Ancient Greek and Roman Libraries, Edith Hall 1 Chapter 2 The Image of the Medieval Library, Richard Gameson 31 Chapter 3 The Renaissance Library and the Challenge of Print, Andrew Pettegree 72 Chapter 4 From Printing Shop to Bookshelves: How Books Began the Journey to Enlightenment Libraries, Robert Darnton 91 Chapter 5 "The Advantages of Literature": The Subscription Library in Georgian Britain, David Allan 103 Chapter 6 Literature and the Library in the Nineteenth Century, John Sutherland 124 Part 2 The Library in Imagination Chapter 7 The Library in Fiction, Marina Warner 153 Chapter 8 The Library in Poetry, Robert Crawford 176 Chapter 9 The Library in Film: Order and Mystery, Laura Marcus 199 Part 3 The Library Now and in the Future Chapter 10 "Casting and Gathering": Libraries, Archives, and the Modern Writer, Stephen Enniss 223 Chapter 11 Meanings of the Library Today, John P. Wilkin 236 Chapter 12 The Modern Library and Global Democracy, James H. Billington 254 Selected Bibliography 267 Contributors 281 Index 285
Responsibility: edited by Alice Crawford.

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