The Library: An Illustrated History

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9780838909911: The Library: An Illustrated History

Through the ages, humanity has created, destroyed, rescued, neglected, discovered, stolen, and cherished libraries and no other institution so perfectly mirrors the human condition in any period of history.

The Library tells the story of libraries and of the changing form and function of the book from era to era, whether clay tablets, parchment sheets, papyrus scrolls, glossy paper, recording tape or silicone chips. At the heart of the story of libraries and books is the story of the reader, who also has changed from era to era. Profusely illustrated, with fascinating is a comprehensive look at libraries that will interest book lovers and librarians. 100 illustrations, 80 in color

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About the Author:

Stuart A. P. Murray has been an author and editor for almost thirty years, specializing in American history. The author of thirty-four books, including the award-winning America s Song: The Story of Yankee Doodle, and books on the American Revolution, the Civil War and the Vietnam War. He lives in Petersburgh, NY.

Nicholas A. Basbanes is the author of the bestselling book on book collecting, A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books.

Donald G. Davies, JR., editor of Libraries & Culture, is the author of several books and serves as emeritus professor at the University of Texas, School of Information. Previously, Dr. Davis worked in the University of California, Berkeley Library.

Review:

This may be the most beautiful book and the saddest that a bibliophile will ever read. Most beautiful because it s illustrated on nearly every page with paintings, drawings, and photographs of libraries around the world. Saddest because so many of those libraries have, over the centuries, been sacked, bombed, or burned ... The Library should be in the hands of every elected official (including school board members) and voter who is even thinking about defunding or closing a library or shortening its hours. Keep our libraries open! We need them! --Feathered Quill Book Reviews

A useful background textbook for library students, advocates, and professionals alike. --C&RL News

While this handsome edition would make an excellent gift for any booklover, it would also be a fine addition to a college or university collection: as the life cycle of information continues to undergo rapid mutations, reading about the transformative history of libraries and information delivery has never been more important - or more enjoyable. --ACRL Washington Newsletter

A useful background textbook for library students, advocates, and professionals alike. --C&RL News

While this handsome edition would make an excellent gift for any booklover, it would also be a fine addition to a college or university collection: as the life cycle of information continues to undergo rapid mutations, reading about the transformative history of libraries and information delivery has never been more important - or more enjoyable. --ACRL Washington Newsletter

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