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    DescriptionThis spectacular book is the first single volume to tell the story of the library as a distinct building type, all around the world. Throughout the ages, book collections have served to symbolize their owners culture and learning, and the wealthy and powerful have spent lavishly on buildings to house them. In its highest form the library became a total work of art, combining painting, sculpture, furniture and architecture into seamless, dramatic spaces. The finest libraries are repositories not just of books, but of learning, creativity and contemplation; they embody some of the highest achievements of humankind. This book recounts that history in text and images of truly outstanding quality.

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    The Library
    A World History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James W. P. Campbell, By (author) Will Pryce
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 250 mm
    Height: 317 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 2,330 g
    ISBN 13: 9780500342886
    ISBN 10: 0500342881

    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC subject category V2: AMG
    BISAC V2.8: ARC011000
    Libri: ENGM3500
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    Libri: BIBL6000, BUEC1500
    DC23: 727.82
    Thema V1.0: AMG
    Illustrations note
    292 illustrations, 275 in colour
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    14 October 2013
    Publication City/Country