Roads Publishing, maart 2014
hardcover, 192 pagina’s, 33 x 25 cm
ISBN 9781909399105, verkoopprijs € 52,99 (bol)
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.
This is a magnificently illustrated exploration of some of the world’s finest, most innovative, and spectacular libraries. 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. (uitgever)
In deze uitgave van Roads Publishing worden 44 bibliotheken gepresenteerd met een beknopte informatie, maar met schitterende foto’s, die goed tot hun recht komen door het forse boekformaat van 33 x 25 cm.