By: Campbell, James W. P.; Will Pryce (Photographer)
London, Thames & Hudson: 2015
Edition: Second Edition. First Printing
Seller ID: 26577
Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: New in New dust jacket
Publisher's full black cloth, gilt lettering on spine, floor-plans on endpapers. Lavishly illustrated with 299 Illustrations, 282 in color. This is the updated second edition (2015) with seven new images and three new sections. This spectacular book is the first single volume to tell the story of the library as a distinct building type, all around the world. Throughout the ages, book collections have served to symbolize their owners culture and learning, and the wealthy and powerful have spent lavishly on buildings to house them. In its highest form the library became a total work of art, co... View More...