Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World

The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World
by Guillaume de Laubier [727.8 qLau]

This book provides the reader with short histories of libraries around the world complemented with large full color photographs. The histories of each are only a few pages long, but covers every stage of each building's history up to modern times. I finished it feeling informed about the specific libraries and about library history in general. I think it would appeal to library lovers, architecture fans, and history buffs. There are no Nebraska libraries featured in this book, so if you are looking for a bit of their history, checkout this webpage by the NE Library Commission: [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try The Library: an Illustrated History by Stuart A.P. Murry.] -- recommended by Kristen A. - Gere Branch Library

[ official Guillaume de Laubier web site (in French) ]

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