Reflections: Libraries is a photographic survey of how cultures around the world have responded to the impulse to protect and interact with the written word; for the story of human experience is told not only in the books on the library's shelves, but also in its architecture. Lavishly illustrated with stunning photography, this book invites readers 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 the library - and library architecture - continues to evolve at breakneck speed, Libraries captures the particular atmosphere of hushed reverence evoked by these cornerstones of society.
'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.
- Publisher: Roads Publishing
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