By Alistair Black,Simon Pepper,Kaye Bagshaw

Public libraries have unusually by no means been the topic of an intensive layout background. as a result, this crucial and accomplished booklet represents a ground-breaking socio-architectural research of pre-1939 public library structures. a shockingly excessive share of those city civic constructions stay intact and current an more and more tricky architectural challenge for lots of groups. The e-book therefore contains a learn of what's occurring to those historical libraries now and proposes that wisdom in their origins and early improvement can assist construct an realizing of the way top to address their future.

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