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The library : a world history

Author: James W P Campbell; Will Pryce
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Ouvrage illustré (Descripteur de forme)
Photographie (Descripteur de forme)
Ouvrages illustrés
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James W P Campbell; Will Pryce
ISBN: 9780226092812 022609281X
OCLC Number: 880822527
Notes: Publié avec un arrangement avec Thames & Hudson Ltd., Londres.
Description: 320 pages : illustrations principalement en couleur ; 32 cm
Contents: Lost beginnings : libraries in the ancient world --
Cloisters, codices and chests : libraries in the Middle Ages --
Cupboards, chains and stalls : libraries in the 16th century --
Walls, domes and alcoves : libraries in the 17th century --
Angels, frescoes and secret doors : libraries in the 18th century --
Iron stacks, gas lights and card catalogues : libraries in the 19th century --
Electricity, concrete and steel : libraries in the 20th century --
The future of libraries in the electronic age.
Responsibility: James W.P. Campbell ; photographs by Will Pryce.
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