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The world's most beautiful libraries : Die schönsten Bibliotheken der Welt = Les plus belles bibliotheques du monde

Author: Massimo Listri; Georg Ruppelt; Elisabeth Sladek; Karen Williams, (Translator into English); Aude Fondard
Publisher: Köln : Taschen, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the mighty halls of ancient Alexandria to a camel bookmobile on the Kenyan-Somali border, human beings have had a long, enraptured relationship with libraries. Like no other concept and like no other space, the collection of knowledge, learning, and imagination offers a sense of infinite possibility. It's the unrivaled realm of discovery, where every faded manuscript or mighty clothbound tome might reveal a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
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Named Person: Massimo Listri; Massimo Listri
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Massimo Listri; Georg Ruppelt; Elisabeth Sladek; Karen Williams, (Translator into English); Aude Fondard
ISBN: 9783836573917 3836573911 9783836573924 383657392X 9783836535243 3836535246
OCLC Number: 1043732361
Language Note: Parallel texts in English, German, and French.
Description: 558 pages : illustrations, numerous color illustrations ; 41 cm
Contents: Memory of the world --
Gedächtnis der Welt --
Mémoire du monde --
Southern Europe. Italy ; Spain ; Portugal --
Western & northern Europe. Ireland ; England ; France ; The Netherlands ; Sweden --
Central Europe. Germany ; Switzerland ; Austria ; Czech Republic --
The Americas. United States ; Mexico ; Brazil ; Peru.
Other Titles: Schönsten Bibliotheken der Welt
Plus belles bibliotheques du monde
Responsibility: Massimo Listri ; text by Georg Ruppelt & Elisabeth Sladek ; English translation: Karen Williams ; French translation: Aude Fondard.

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