Architectural Press | December 2001 | PDF | 250 pages | English | 17 MB
New design advice and technical data is presented to illustrate the many approaches that designers have taken in creating a building with many diverse functions. The book concludes with speculations about the future of the library as a place for storing, reflecting upon and exchanging knowledge.
Libraries are undergoing fundamental change as new technology liberates the library from its dependence upon the written word. Increasingly libraries are seen as learning resource centres with a smooth interface between computer-based access and traditional book and journal material.
Some of the highlighted fetures of this book :
• Comprehensive technical coverage of library planning & design gives a complete overview
• Excellent author team representing both architects and library services to give unbiased and informed opinions
• International case studies show the theory in practice