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Library Design

3.40  ·  Rating Details  ·  10 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
The repositories of human wisdom and experience through the ages, libraries are one of our most valuable cultural resources. This stimulating volume showcases some of the most interesting library design trends and developments from around the world. Covering both public and private libraries, as well as bookstores, you?ll see a wide variety of ways to arrange and store boo ...more
Hardcover, 134 pages
Published November 15th 2007 by Te Neues Publishing Company
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Brendon Schrodinger
This small volume is more coffee table book than anything of substance. The "library design" is more like "here's heaps of photos of cool looking libraries", which is fine if that's what you want. It is full to the brim with glossy pictures of all types of libraries, personal and public, ultra-modern, traditional, opulent and functional.

Some of my favourites are the Seattle Central Library:

The Stud Skeleton Library, Virginia:

Scholar's Library, Olivebridge, New York:

Oct 26, 2008 Ben rated it liked it
This is not the first book that I've been the first person on Goodreads to rate and review. Ok. A. My tastes aren't that far from the mainstream, I mean I haven't read Kiterunner but still, it's not like I read anything too crazy. I'm just an architect who likes books. That's not too weird. B. That's kind of a lot of pressure. I mean, anyone who's checking out this book to possibly read it, all they've got is me.

Anyways, this book was alright. The subject matter was obviously what drew me too it
Pedro Martins
Jan 30, 2010 Pedro Martins rated it liked it
This book has some great pictures, which are really why one would want to take a look at this book, but the details about each library are very brief and their being in 5 languages takes up a lot of text that could have been used to include more in depth descriptions in a single language.
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