|The Library: A World History|
Today, I found out about another gorgeous book full of photos of libraries, The Library: A World History by James W.P. Campbell and architectural photographer Will Pryce. The author and photographer visited 85 libraries in 21 countries to put together this glorious book.
There are libraries from the United States, Turkey, South Korea, Britain, Ireland, Japan, Italy, Austria, Portugal....
Here is a link to some of the photos in the book - The Library. I was excited to see an image of The Peabody Library in Baltimore, Maryland. If you remember, this library proved to be the downfall of Gilbert Bland, the map thief, in The Island of Lost Maps.
In America, The Library is published by The University of Chicago Press. In the UK, it is published by Thames and Hudson Ltd. If you follow this link, you will be able to see sample pages of the book on the UCP's website. The book is pricey - $75 (£48) - but one gets 320 pages, 275 color plates, and 17 halftones along with the written history.
All libraries, all the time.