New Building of the Stanford University Library and a History of the Library, 1891-1919 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from New Building of the Stanford University Library and a History of the Library, 1891-1919 HE new' library building materializes a dream once before almost a reality. When one studies the simple and effective arrange ment of the building with its many Conveniences, made possible through experience, he cannot but think that perhaps the earthquake may have been kind even in its rude shattering of former hopes. The new library forms a worthy center for the intellectual life of the University. Physically the space in front of the building has become the heart of the campus. Its presence has turned a former thoroughfare into a busy enclosed space that eventually will be parked and take the same relationship to student life as the inner quadrangle. The inﬂuence of new university buildings on the streams of student traffic is most interesting and has to be taken full account of in planning both buildings and grounds. The erection of the library has hastened the inevitable rearrangement of roads through the campus so as to provide easy access to the residence district, in spite of the three projected quadrangles that will form a long rectangle lying as a complete block across the direct course from Palo Alto. The erection of connect ing arcades between the three quadrangles will further emphasize the unity of the central group of university buildings. In all of these future developments the new library, attractive without and beautiful in its simplicity within, will take its firm place as the very core of our life of scholarship. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Paperback | 44 pages
- 152 x 229 x 2mm | 73g
- 23 Nov 2017
- Forgotten Books
- 25 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white