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Author Hille, R. Thomas

Title The New Public Library : Design Innovation for the Twenty-First Century
Published Milton : Routledge, 2018


Description 1 online resource (457 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: Precedents; Chapter 1 European Influences: Before 1800; Library of Celsus, Ephesus, Asia Minor: Roman, Second Century; Gloucester Abbey Library Gloucester, England: English, Fourteenth Century; St. Walburg's Chapter House Library, Zutphen, Netherlands: Dutch, 1563; Merton, College Library, Oxford, England: English, 1623; Laurentian Library, Florence, Italy: Michelangelo, 1571; Library at El Escorial, Madrid, Spain: Juan de Herrera, 1567
Trinity College Library, Cambridge, England: Christopher Wren, 1695Chapter 2 Early Public Libraries in the U.S.: 1800 to 1880s; University Of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Virginia: Thomas Jefferson, 1826; Boston Athenaeum, Boston, Massachusetts: Edward Clarke Cabot, 1849; Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts: Charles Kirk Kirby, 1859; Astor Library, New York, New York: Alexander Saeltzer, 1854; Peabody Institute Library, Baltimore, Maryland: Edmund G. Lind, 1878; Crane Memorial Library Quincy, Massachusetts: H.H. Richaroson, 1882
Chapter 3 Early Beaux-Arts Libraries: 1850s to 1910sBibliothèque Ste. Geneviève, Paris, France: Henri Labrouste, 1850; Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts: McKim Mead & White, 1895; New York Public Library, New York, New York: Carrère & Hasting, 1911; Chapter 4 Carnegie Libraries: 1890s to 1920s; Ottumwa Public Library, Ottumwa, Iowa: Smith & Gutterson, 1902; Decatur Public Library, Decatur, Illinois: Mauran Russell & Garden, 1903; Washington Central Library Washington, D.C.: Ackerman & Ross, 1903
New York Public. Library Branches, New York, New York: Babb Cook & Willard / McKim Mead & White / Carrère & Hastings / James Brown Lord, 1902-1905Chapter 5 Decentralized Departmental Libraries: 1890s to 1930s; Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois: William Frederick Poole / Henry Ives Cobb, 1893; Multnomah County Library, Portland, Oregon: A.E. Doyle, 1913; Detroit Public Library, Detroit, Michigan: Cass Gilbert, 1921; Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland, Ohio: Walker & Weeks, 1925; Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, California: Bertram Goodhue, 1926
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, Maryland: Clyde N. & Nelson Friz / E.L. Tilton / A.M. Githens, 1933Chapter 6 Early Modern Libraries: 1920s and 1930s; Stockholm Public Library, Stockholm, Sweden: Erik Gunnar Asplund, 1925; Viipuri Library, Viipuri, Finland: Alvar Aalto, 1935; Mt. Angel Abbey Library, Mt. Angel, Oregon: Alvar Aalto, 1970; New York Public Library 135th Street Branch Addition, NewYork, New York: Louis Allen Abramson, 1941; Chapter 7 Postwar Modern Libraries: 1950s to 1970s; Grosse Pointe Public Library, Grosse Pointe, Michigan: Marcel Brewer, 1953
Summary The 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
Notes North End Branch Library, Boston, Massachusetts: Carl Koch, 1965
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Library architecture.
Library buildings.
Library buildings -- Design and construction
Public libraries.
libraries (buildings)
public libraries (institutions)
ARCHITECTURE -- Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation.
ARCHITECTURE -- Methods & Materials.
Adjaye Associates.
Alsop and Störmer.
ARX Portugal.
Bing Thom Architects.
Bisset Adams.
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.
Bucholz Mcevoy Architects.
beaux-arts library.
Cutler Anderson.
David Chipperfield Architects.
Davis Brody Bond.
Fougeron Architecture.
Freelon Group.
Giancarlo Mazzanti.
Gould Evans.
G Ateliers Architecture.
Heikkinen Komonen Architects.
Helen and Hard.
JKMM Architects.
Johnston Architects.
Josép Illinás.
Line and Space Architects.
Li Xiaodong Atelier.
Machado and Silvetti Associates.
Marlon Blackwell.
Mecanoo Architects.
Meyer Scherer and Rockcastle.
Miller Hull Partnership.
MVRDV Architects.
Noll and Tam Architects.
Office of Metropolitan Architecture.
Patkau Architects.
Pelli Clarke and Pelli Architects.
public library.
Rem Koolhaus.
Richärd and Bauer.
Scogin Elam and Bray Architects.
Thomas Hacker Architects.
Toyo Ito.
Weinstein A.
William Rawn Associates.
Will Alsop.
Will Bruder Architects.
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects.
1100 Architects.
Library architecture
Library buildings
Library buildings -- Design and construction
Public libraries
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780429831423