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The New Public Library by R. Thomas HilleThe New Public Library is an in-depth design study of an exemplary collection of recent public libraries, and the historical precedents that have informed and inspired their development. An introductory overview presents seven critical themes that characterize public library design, past and present, highlighting the expressive architectural potential of this unique and important building type. A survey of over 40 historically significant libraries traces the development of the building type over time, with a primary focus on precedents from the US and northern Europe, where the modern public library originated, and its design has been most comprehensively developed. A selection of nearly 50 contemporary projects from the past 30 years focuses on the most current developments in public library design, with a diverse and varied collection of work by over 35 regional, national, and international design firms. Highly visual in its presentation, the study includes 885 color photographs and illustrations, and 195 scale drawings.
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Publication Date: 2018-12-07
Library Architecture and Design by Manuela RothIn the past decade, the increasing requirements of the multimedia world have substantially increased the demands placed on libraries. They went through a transformation from introverted hoards of knowledge to globally networked information administrators and communication brokers. Today, libraries have to offer their users constantly advancing digital search possibilities coupled with enough spaces for concentrated reading. Whether new buildings, conversions or extensions, this title shows the diversity of this building task to complying with the latest technology requirements and cultural demands at the same time. For the new edition, many new projects have been selected. This ensures that apart from the masterpieces of the first decade of the 21st century, the best new libraries are presented.
Publication Date: 2014-01-07
Contemporary Library Architecture by Ken WorpoleFocusing on the practical issues which need to be addressed by anyone involved in library design, here Ken Worpole offers his renowned expertise to architects, planners, library professionals, students, local government officers and members interested in creating and sustaining successful library buildings and services. Contemporary Library Architecture: A Planning and Design Guide features: anbsp;brief history of library architecture an account of some of the most distinctive new library designs of the 20th & 21st centuries an outline of the process for developing a successful brief and establishing a project management team anbsp;delineation of the commissioning process practical advice on how to deal with vital elements such as public accessibility, stock-holding, ICT, back office functions, children's services, co-location with other services such as learning centres and tourist & information services an sustainability in depth case studies from around the world, including public and academic libraries from the UK, Europe and the US full colour illustrations throughout, showing technical details and photographs. This book is the ultimate guide for anyone approaching library design.
Publication Date: 2013-05-29
The Library by James W. P. Campbell; Will Pryce (By (photographer))A library is not just a collection of books, but also the buildings that house them. As varied and inventive as the volumes they hold, such buildings can be much more than the dusty, dark wooden shelves found in mystery stories or the catacombs of stacks in the basements of academia. From the great dome of the Library of Congress, to the white façade of the Seinäjoki Library in Finland, to the ancient ruins of the library of Pergamum in modern Turkey, the architecture of a library is a symbol of its time as well as of its builders' wealth, culture, and learning. Architectural historian James Campbell and photographer Will Pryce traveled the globe together, visiting and documenting over eighty libraries that exemplify the many different approaches to thinking about and designing libraries. The result of their travels, The Library: A World History is one of the first books to tell the story of library architecture around the world and through time in a single volume, from ancient Mesopotamia to modern China and from the beginnings of writing to the present day. As these beautiful and striking photos reveal, each age and culture has reinvented the library, molding it to reflect their priorities and preoccupations--and in turn mirroring the history of civilization itself. Campbell's authoritative yet readable text recounts the history of these libraries, while Pryce's stunning photographs vividly capture each building's structure and atmosphere. Together, Campbell and Pryce have produced a landmark book--the definitive photographic history of the library and one that will be essential for the home libraries of book lovers and architecture devotees alike.
Building Types Online is a resource for the study and practice of architectural design. It is based on Birkhäuser's high international standing in professional architecture books, on the knowledge of the authors and editors who are leading experts in their fields, as well as on the technical quality of the illustrations. The database offers highly flexible and detailed search and browse access to the contents of the Birkhäuser program on building types.
Find articles and book reviews in architecture, urban design, historic preservation, and urban planning in journals from many countries. Coverage begins in the 1930s, but some journals are indexed back to the the 1860s. Many citations include abstracts.