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The library : a world history

Campbell, James W. P.2020
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Ambitious and wide-ranging, this is the first single volume to tell the story of the library as a distinct building type, all around the world and from the beginnings of writing to the present day. In its highest form, the library is a total work of art, combining painting, sculpture, furniture and architecture. From their designs for the libraries of ancient Rome to those of the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, architects have sought to outdo each other by producing ever more spectacular settings. The author and photographer have travelled the globe, documenting some eighty libraries.
Main title:
The library : a world history / James W.P. Campbell ; [photographs: Will Pryce].
Edition:
Compact edition.
Imprint:
London : Thames & Hudson, 2020.
Collation:
328 pages : colour illustrations, plans (some colour) ; 30 cm.
Notes:
"With 299 illustrations".Originally published: London : Thames & Hudson, 2013.Includes plans on endpapers.Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780500342886
Dewey class:
727.8
Language:
English
BRN:
382580
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryHistory727.8 CAMAvailable
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