By Alistair Black,Simon Pepper,Kaye Bagshaw

Public libraries have unusually by no means been the topic of an in depth layout historical past. for this reason, this crucial and accomplished e-book represents a ground-breaking socio-architectural research of pre-1939 public library structures. an incredibly excessive percentage of those city civic constructions stay intact and current an more and more tough architectural challenge for lots of groups. The e-book hence features a research of what's occurring to those historical libraries now and proposes that wisdom in their origins and early improvement might help construct an figuring out of the way top to address their future.

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