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

Contributor(s): Crawford, Alice,, 1958- editor of compilation.
Call number: Z721 M43 2017 Material type: TextTextPublisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2017Copyright date: ©2015Description: xxix, 300 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780691166391 (hbk. : acidfree paper) ; 9780691175744 (pbk. : acidfree paper)Other title: Cultural history.Subject(s): Libraries -- History | Libraries | Libraries and society
Contents:
Introduction / Alice Crawford -- Part 1. The Library through Time. Adventures in ancient Greek and Roman libraries / Edith Hall -- The image of the medieval library / Richard Gameson -- The Renaissance library and the challenge of print / Andrew Pettegree -- From printing shop to bookshelves:How books began the journey to Enlightenment libraries / Robert Darnton -- "The advantages of literature": The subscription library in Georgian Britain / David Allan -- Literature and the library in the nineteenth century / John Sutherland -- Part 2. The Library in Imagination. The library in fiction / Marina Warner -- The library in poetry / Robert Crawford -- The library in film: Order and mystery / Laura Marcus -- Part 3. The Library Now and in the Future. "Casting and gathering": Libraries, archives, and the modern writer / Stephen Enniss -- Meanings of the library today / John P. Wilkin -- The modern library and global democracy / James H. Billington.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-280) and index.

Introduction / Alice Crawford -- Part 1. The Library through Time. Adventures in ancient Greek and Roman libraries / Edith Hall -- The image of the medieval library / Richard Gameson -- The Renaissance library and the challenge of print / Andrew Pettegree -- From printing shop to bookshelves:How books began the journey to Enlightenment libraries / Robert Darnton -- "The advantages of literature": The subscription library in Georgian Britain / David Allan -- Literature and the library in the nineteenth century / John Sutherland -- Part 2. The Library in Imagination. The library in fiction / Marina Warner -- The library in poetry / Robert Crawford -- The library in film: Order and mystery / Laura Marcus -- Part 3. The Library Now and in the Future. "Casting and gathering": Libraries, archives, and the modern writer / Stephen Enniss -- Meanings of the library today / John P. Wilkin -- The modern library and global democracy / James H. Billington.

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