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American Architects and Their Books, 1840-1915 (Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book)
Since the Renaissance, architects have been authors and architecture has been the subject of publications. Architectural forms and theories are spread not just by buildings, but by the distribution of images and descriptions fed through the printing press. The study of an architect's library is an essential avenue to understanding that architect's intentions and judging ...more
Hardcover, 303 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by University of Massachusetts Press
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I read this book twice in less than a week. It inspired me to make reading a much higher priority than it has been in years. The one thing that stands out the most is the vast difference in personality and learning styles of the seven avid readers whose influential lives are highlighted in this book.