New York: Aperture, 2017. Hardcover. VG/VG. Red cloth boards, glossy color-photographic dust jacket with red and blue lettering. 231 pp. Profuse color photographs. Heavy at 6 pounds, and will require extra shipping. The Library Book beautifully captures the shifting architectural styles and missions of the library in sweeping 360-degree panoramas from the very earliest American libraries to the modernist masterpieces of Louis I. Kahn and others. In his introductory essay, acclaimed author and library lover Alberto Manguel considers the story of the library in America, its evolving architecture and cultural role, and how the American model reflects the archetypal idea of the universal library. Including brief descriptions of each unique library, this book brings bibliophiles into one hundred libraries across the nation. -Amazon. (Inventory #: 164366)
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