Henry Hobson Richardson and the small public library in America : a study in typology / Kenneth A. Breisch.
- Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1997.
xii, 354 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
- Library architecture -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Richardson, H. H. (Henry Hobson), 1838-1886.
Public libraries -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Small libraries -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Romanesque revival (Architecture) -- United States.
- "One natural outcome of the educational reform movement of the 1840s was the growth of the American public library. Though the first public libraries were housed in post offices and town halls, even in local drug stores, growing book collections soon forced cities and towns to recognize the need for larger, more appropriate buildings, some 450 of which were built in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The most important and influential architect of the era was Henry Hobson Richardson (1838-1886), perhaps best known for his design of Boston's Trinity Church."--BOOK JACKET.
- Strongholds of noble political and civil life
Handsome bindings and vistas of shelves : American library design to 1875
Woburn : "A model village library"
Epitome of design : Libraries in North Easton and Quincy
Et in Arcadia ego
Competition in East Saginaw
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 314-334) and index.
- Local notes:
- Athenaeum copy: Ex libris Andrew Craig Morrison.
- 0262024160 (hc : alk. paper)
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