Planning the Modern Public Library Building (Google eBook)

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Gerard B. McCabe, James Robert Kennedy
Libraries Unlimited, Jan 1, 2003 - Architecture - 280 pages
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This collection of 22 highly informative essays offers important insight into current activities in the area of building planning. Written by recognized building experts from the United States and Australia, the essays discuss critical planning issues from a management perspective. Topics include space design; collection marketing; furniture selection; landscaping; accommodating different age groups; hosting activities and events; seeking support from the community; and more. Technology is given a high priority. A bibliographic essay provides an abundance of suggested titles for further study.
  

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Page x - The business lunch took place at the Plaza, an excellent first-class hotel of the old type. I like those vast and handsome hotels which are not at all in modern style but which have acquired a past through their richness and substantiality. There are living pasts and dead pasts. Some pasts are the liveliest instigators of the present and the best springboards into the future . . . - Le Corbusier, When the Cathedrals Were White Architectural Cities reveal as much about time as about place.

About the author (2003)

GERARD B. MCCABE is retired Director of Libraries, Clarion University, Pennsylvania.JAMES R. KENNEDY is University Librarian, Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Iowa.

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