Books And Blueprints: Building America's Public Libraries

Hardcover | December 1, 1991

byDonald E. Oehlerts

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The only comprehensive treatment of American library architecture, this work details the evolution of the modern public library from 1850 to the present. Oehlerts provides a broad, historical perspective of the field of library architecture, examining the influences on the professions of public architecture and librarianship that shaped America's library buildings. Illustrations of several important buildings are featured. This book is a valuable study for professionals, students, and scholars of library management and library facilities.

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The only comprehensive treatment of American library architecture, this work details the evolution of the modern public library from 1850 to the present. Oehlerts provides a broad, historical perspective of the field of library architecture, examining the influences on the professions of public architecture and librarianship that shape...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9.57 × 6.35 × 0.89 inPublished:December 1, 1991Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313265704

ISBN - 13:9780313265709

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"Oehlerts chronicles the evolution of the public library building from 1850 to the present in four chapters on buildings of 1850-1893, 1894-1918, 1919-1945, and 1946-1989, respectively. (Libraries built with funding from Andrew Carnegie and Edward L. Tilton are treated separately.) Oehlerts documents how library construction related to the general history of the U.S. and to the changing needs of libraries, according the most detailed discussion to relatively large libraries, such as New York Public, without slighting smaller-community projects. Appended are an extensive bibliography of architecture and library history and another covering public library buildings geographically by city."-Booklist