The Library: A World History

James W. P. Campbell, Will Pryce
книга The Library: A World History, автор: James W. P. Campbell, Will Pryce

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The Library: A World History

James W. P. Campbell, Will Pryce
Цена: 2000 грн
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ID: 10390
Издательство: Thames & Hudson
Переплёт: Hardcover, 24 x 31 cm
Количество страниц: 320; illustrations: 292, in colour: 275
Год издания: 2013
Язык: English
ISBN-13: 9780500342886

Book collections have always served 
to display their owners’ culture and learning and the word ‘library’ has come to 
mean not only the books themselves, but also the buildings that house them. Each age and culture has moulded them to reflect its own priorities and preoccupations – mirroring the history of civilization itself.

In its highest form the library became 
a total work of art, combining painting, sculpture, furniture and architecture. From their designs for the libraries of ancient Rome to those of the Bibliothèque 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. Architectural historian James Campbell contributes an authoritative and highly readable account. Will Pryce is one of the world’s leading photographers of interiors and architecture. Arresting and technically flawless, his photographs are both lucid and deeply atmospheric.