The public library
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Published
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2014].
Format
Book
ISBN
9781616892173 (hardback), 161689217X (hardback)
Physical Desc
191 pages : photographs (some color) ; 24 cm
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Rodgers Memorial Library - Nonfiction - Main Floor
027 DAWSON
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Published
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2014].
Language
English
ISBN
9781616892173 (hardback), 161689217X (hardback)

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General Note
Includes essays, letters, and poetry by a collection of American writers and librarians.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page 190).
Description
"Many of us have vivid recollections of childhood visits to the public library: the unmistakable, slightly musty scent, the excitement of checking out a stack of newly-discovered books. Today's libraries also function as de facto community centers, and offer free access to the Internet, job-hunting assistance, or a warm place to take shelter along with the endless possibilities that spark your imagination the moment you open the cover of a book. There are more than 17,000 public libraries in America. Over the last eighteen years, photographer Robert Dawson has traveled the nation, documenting hundreds of these institutions--from Alaska to Florida, New England to the West Coast. The Public Library presents a wide selection of Dawson's photographs, revealing a vibrant, essential, yet seriously threatened system. Essays, letters, and poetry by a collection of America's most celebrated writers--including E. B. White, Isaac Asimov, Anne Lamott, Amy Tan, Charles Simic, Dr. Seuss, and Philip Levine, as well as the voices of dedicated librarians working today--are woven with photographs of the majestic reading room at the New York Public Library; the one-room Tulare County Free Library built by former slaves, in Allensworth, California; the architectural wonder of Seattle's glass and steel Central Library; and the Berkeley, California tool lending library; among many others. A foreword by Bill Moyers and an afterword by Ann Patchett bookend this important survey of a treasured American institution"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Dawson, R. (2014). The public library . Princeton Architectural Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Dawson, Robert, 1950-. 2014. The Public Library. Princeton Architectural Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Dawson, Robert, 1950-. The Public Library Princeton Architectural Press, 2014.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Dawson, Robert. The Public Library Princeton Architectural Press, 2014.

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