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Author Staikos, K., author

Title The architecture of libraries in Western civilization : from the Minoan Era to Michelangelo / K. Sp. Staikos ; translated by Timothy Cullen, Alexandra Doumas, Nikos Koutras, Katerina Spathi
Edition First English edition
Published New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll ; Athens : ATON Publications, 2017


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Description XXI, 453 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents Machine generated contents note: The Minoan And Mycenaean Periods -- Chronological table -- Archival libraries -- Developing a filing system -- From Homer To The End Of The Classical Period -- Private libraries -- Wooden chests: The first bookcases -- Spaces for contemplation -- On libraries -- On the museum -- Public libraries -- Libraries of the philosophical schools -- Philosophical schools at Athens -- The founding of Plato's Academy -- Topographic plan of the Academy -- The architecture of the Academy -- Design philosophy of the Academy -- The layout and the buildings of the Academy -- Mathematics and architecture -- Geometry in the design of the Academy -- Cicero's testimonies on the Academy -- The gymnasium as a space for education and learning -- The Lyceum of Aristotle -- Hellenistic Era: The Museum Of Alexandria -- Architecture of the Museum -- Topographic map of ancient Alexandria -- A working hypothesis -- The Library of Pergamun --
Contents note continued: Topographic plan of the Acropolis of Pergamun -- Educational centres: The Gymnasia -- The gymnasium of Rhodes -- The gymnasium of Nysa -- The Roman World -- On the architect -- The antecedents of Roman architecture -- The Greek sources of Vitruvius -- Greek architects -- The architectural and philosophical sources of Vitruvius -- Two Greek architects in Rome: Hermogenes and Hermodorus -- The earliest known Roman architects -- Vitruvius in Augustus's reign -- Architects under the Empire -- Severus and Celer -- Rabirius -- Apollodorus of Damascus -- An architect emperor: Hadrian -- Fundamental rules of library design -- Principles of book protection in libraries -- Illumination of the library -- The problem of damp and ways of dealing with it -- The Imperial Baths (Thermae) -- Libraries at the Thermae -- The character of monumental libraries -- The Roman typology of the imperial library -- The first imperial libraries --
Contents note continued: The Library of Domitian on Palatine Hill -- Characteristics of the Roman imperial library -- Interior design and decoration -- Public And Private Libraries In Italy And The Roman Provinces -- Libraries in the Italian provinces -- Libraries at Pompeii? -- Libraries in the East Roman provinces -- The Library of Pantaenus -- The Library of Celsus at Ephesus -- Hadrian's Library in Athens -- Hadrian's Library at Tibur -- The Greek and Latin libraries in Hadrian's villa -- The library of the Museo della Civilta Romana -- Baroque architectural features in monumental libraries -- The evolution of Graeco-Roman baroque elements -- Baroque elements in the libraries of the East -- Finding clues to an architect's identity -- The "Book Route" -- Bookcases -- Library administration and day-to-day working -- Discontinuity In The Architectural Tradition Of Monumental Libraries -- The urban design of Constantinople -- The character of monastic libraries --
Contents note continued: The sacristies as monastic libraries -- Palace libraries -- Julian's Library -- A Byzantine library in the type of a basilica -- The Palace Library -- The Library of the Monastery of Saint Catherine on Mount Sinai -- History of the library -- The archive -- Manuscripts and codices -- The Codex Sinaiticus -- The library and scriptorium in the Monastery of St. John the Baptist (Monastery of Studius) -- The library -- The libraries of Mount Athos -- The main monasteries on Athos peninsula -- Great Lavra -- Vatopedi Monastery -- Iviron Monastery -- The library of the Monastery of St. John the Theologian on Patmos -- Monastery libraries -- The sacristy -- Libraries -- The library of the Oecumenical Patriarchate -- Architecture -- Libraries in the higher educational institutions -- The Middle Ages -- Libraries of the Church Fathers -- Library design down to the late Carolingian age -- Map of Charlemagne's Empire -- A library of Christian written works --
Contents note continued: The first monastic 'library' -- Chests and cupboards as libraries -- Monastery libraries -- The communal library -- Libraries in the Carolingian period -- The St. Gallen plan -- The role of the cloister -- Map showing the most important libraries and scriptoria in the time of Charlemagne -- The fountain at monastery cloisters -- The influence of the Rule of Bernard de Clairvaux on the monastery library -- The indispensable books for Mass -- The university libraries -- College rules -- The architecture of the library chamber -- New architectural features in the libraries -- The fittings of the libraries -- Codices in chains -- The beginnings of the formation of royal book collections -- The interior decoration of the library -- The library of Charles V -- Ideology And Architecture -- The iconography of library decoration -- Michelangelo's design philosophy -- Furnishings -- Libraries on the Italian model -- The library of Santa Annunziata in Florence --
Contents note continued: The library of San Marco in Florence -- The first three-aisled library -- The Biblioteca Malatestiana at Cesena -- Libraries In Italy Following The Lines Of Michelozzo's Design -- Florence -- The library of Badia -- The library of Santa Croce -- Bologna -- The library of San Domenico -- The library of San Francesco -- Padua -- The library of San Giovanni di Verdara -- Parma. The library of San Giovanni Evangelista -- Piacenza -- The library of San Sepolcro -- Perugia. The library of San Domenico -- Milan -- The library of Sant'Eustorgio -- The library of Santa Maria delle Grazie -- The library of San Vittore al Corpo -- Monte Oliveto. The library of the Abbey -- Mantua -- Brescia. The library of San Barnaba -- Venice. The library of San Giorgio Maggiore -- Vicenza. The library of Santa Corona -- Libraries in Assisi, Cremona and Rimini -- The library of the Holy See -- The years of Sixtus IV -- The furniture of the four rooms --
Contents note continued: The arrangement of the desks -- The Latin Library -- The Greek Library -- The Secret Library -- The Pontifical Library -- Working philosophy of the Vatican Library -- Pope Sixtus V's library -- The library of Duke Federico da Montefeltro -- The Medici Library in Florence -- The staircase -- The Reading Room -- The floor -- The "hidden pavements" -- The ceiling -- The stained-glass windows -- The desks -- The Libreria Secreta -- The library of Saint Mark in Venice -- The vestibule -- The reading room -- Painted decorations by great masters -- The Escorial library -- Juan de Herrera -- The iconography -- Pellegrino Tibaldi's decorative scheme -- The furniture and fittings -- The Bodleian library in Oxford -- The benefaction of Humfrey Duke of Gloucester -- The grand gesture of Thomas Bodley -- Index of Names and Subjects
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Library architecture -- History.
Libraries -- History.
Architecture -- History.
Library architecture -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Library architecture -- Europe -- History -- 16th century.
Library architecture -- Mediterranean Region -- History.
Libraries -- Europe -- History -- To 400
Libraries -- Europe -- History -- 400-1400
Libraries -- Europe -- History -- 1400-1600
Libraries -- Mediterranean Region -- History.
Books -- Storage -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Author Cullen, Timothy, translator
Doumas, Alexandra, translator
Koutras, Nikos, translator
Spathi, Katerina, translator
LC no. 2017015101
ISBN 9781584563679