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Title The meaning of the library : a cultural history / edited by Alice Crawford.

Publication Info. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2015]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  027.009 Cra    ---  Available
Description xxix, 300 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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Source NBK 8/15 PPL
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-280) and index.
Contents Introduction / Alice Crawford -- Part 1. The Library through Time. 1. Adventures in ancient Greek and Roman libraries / Edith Hall ; 2. The image of the medieval library / Richard Gameson ; 3. The Renaissance library and the challenge of print / Andrew Pettegree ; 4. From printing shop to bookshelves : how books began the journey to Enlightenment libraries / Robert Darnton ; 5. "The advantages of literature" : the subscription library in Georgian Britain / David Allan ; 6. Literature and the library in the nineteenth century / John Sutherland -- Part 2. The Library in Imagination. 7. The library in fiction / Marina Warner ; 8. The library in poetry / Robert Crawford ; 9. The library in film : order and mystery / Laura Marcus -- Part 3. The Library Now and in the Future. 10. "Casting and gathering" : libraries, archives, and the modern writer / Stephen Enniss ; 11. Meanings of the library today / John P. Wilkin ; 12. The modern library and global democracy / James H. Billington.
Summary "Tracing what the library has meant since its beginning, examining how its significance has shifted, and pondering its importance in the twenty-first century, significant contributors--including the librarian of the Congress and the former executive director of the HathiTrust--present a cultural history of the library"--Dust jacket flap.
Subject Libraries -- History.
Libraries and society.
Libraries. (OCoLC)fst00997341
Libraries and society. (OCoLC)fst00997566
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Crawford, Alice, 1958- editor of compilation.
Hall, Edith, 1959- author.
Gameson, Richard, author.
Pettegree, Andrew, author.
Darnton, Robert, author.
Allan, David, 1964- author.
Sutherland, John, 1938- author.
Warner, Marina, 1946- author.
Crawford, Robert, 1959- author.
Marcus, Laura, author.
Enniss, Stephen, author.
Price-Wilkin, W. John (William John), 1956- author.
Billington, James H., author.
ISBN 9780691166391 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
0691166390 (hbk. : acid-free paper)

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