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Library: The Drama Within
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Photographs of libraries throughout the world and their human inhabitants. Each image is accompanied by a quotation from literature.
Book News Annotation:
An essay by former Librarian of Congress Daniel Boorstin in which he describes the book as an "anytime, do-it-yourself, energy-free communication device"--precedes Griliches' black & white photos of libraries all over the world. The images--mostly of people in libraries, some simply of the rooms or buildings themselves--are each accompanied by a brief description and comments about the photo content as well as quotes from writers who speak lovingly of what libraries have meant to them.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Anyone who loves books has a fondness for libraries, but few of us have a sense of their infinite variety. Diane Asso Griliches has photographed all kinds of libraries, from the grand reading room in the Bibliothque Nationale in Paris to the humble remodeled train depot that serves as the library in Cleveland, Mississippi.
Accompanying her exquisite duotone photographs is a wise and witty essay by Pulitzer Prizewinning historian Daniel Boorstin, who was Librarian of Congress from 1975 to 1987.
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