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Item Number: 109843
Title: Books, Buildings and Social Engineering : Early Public Libraries in Britain from Past to Present
Author: Black, Alistair ; SImon Pepper ; Kaye Bagshaw
Price: Not Available
ISBN: 9780754672074
Description: Burlington: Ashgate, 2009. 25cm., hardcover, 465pp. illus. Contents: Preface; Introduction; Part 1 Contexts: The public library and society, 18501939: Periodisation, social control and social engineering. Part 2 Periods of Public Library Design: Pioneer public library buildings, 18501883; Public library buildings in the age of serial philanthropy, 18831914; Modernism and the public library between the wars. Part 3 Thematic Studies: Readers help themselves: the open access revolution; Children's libraries; The library as monument and machine. Part 4 The Past in the Present: New for old?; Conclusion; Appendix; Select bibliography; Index.

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