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Bjarne Hammer


Roads Publishing

Art & Architecture;
Photographs: collections;
Library & information sciences


192 pages

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This is a magnificently illustrated exploration of some of the world's finest, most innovative, and spectacular libraries. Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future. So said the iconic Ray Bradbury, and indeed history as we know it begins with the invention of the library. Libraries is a visual exploration of how cultures around the world have responded to the impulse to protect and interact with the written word; for the story of the human experience is told not only in the books on a library's shelves, but also in its architecture. Lavishly illustrated with stunning photography, readers are invited into the most ornate libraries, lauded universities and innovative design works on earth; the mannerist and the ultra-modern, the opulent and the austere. As libraries and their architecture continue to evolve at breakneck speed, Libraries captures the particular atmosphere of hushed reverence evoked by these cornerstones of society.

By:   Bjarne Hammer
Imprint:   Roads Publishing
Country of Publication:   Ireland
Dimensions:   Height: 333mm,  Width: 258mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   1.589kg
ISBN:   9781909399105
ISBN 10:   1909399108
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   March 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Foreword by Bjarne Hammer from Schmidt hammer lassen architects, who have an international reputation for high-profile cultural buildings, including libraries in Sweden, Denmark, Scotland and Canada.

Magnificently illustrated.

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