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Libraries: the 'sacred' spaces of modernity

Ken Worpole

Ken Worpole is Emeritus Professor at the Cities Institute, London Metropolitan University, and adviser on public policy to the UK government, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, and the Heritage Lottery Fund. He is also the author of many books and studies on architecture, landscape and urban design. The Independent newspaper wrote that ‘for many years Ken Worpole has been one of the shrewdest and sharpest observers of the English social landscape.' Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contemporary Library Architecture : A Planning and Design Guide

Routledge, 2013

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Louis Kahn and the ‘Treasury of Shadows’

Stephen Kite

Stephen Kite is Professor of Architecture at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, UK. His previous publications include Building Ruskin’s Italy: Watching Architecture (2012), Adrian Stokes: An Architectonic Eye (2009), and An Architecture of Invitation: Colin St John Wilson (2005, co-authored with Sarah Menin). He is an Editor of the journal Architectural Research Quarterly. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shadow-Makers : A Cultural History of Shadows in Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...At the threshold, the crossing of silence and light, lies the sanctuary of art, the only language of man. It is the treasury of the shadows. Whatever is made of light casts a shadow. Our work is of shadow; it belongs to light. Kahn (1971...

Contemporary Ideas

Lorraine Farrelly

Writes: Architecture - General, Interior Design and Interior Architecture - General, Construction, Technology and Building Systems, Architectural Design and Design Process, Drawing and Presentation, Digital Architectural Design, Design - General Author of : Basics Architecture 02: Construction & Materiality, The Fundamentals of Architecture, Representational Techniques for Architecture, Basics Architecture 01: Representational Techniques Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Fundamentals of Architecture

AVA Publishing SA, 2012

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...Within the parameters of this book, contemporary ideas in architecture refer to those of the twentieth and twenty-first century. Architecture is heavily influenced by the zeitgeist (the spirit of the age), but when compared to other aspects...

What you see is what you get: key elements of library architecture

Ken Worpole

Ken Worpole is Emeritus Professor at the Cities Institute, London Metropolitan University, and adviser on public policy to the UK government, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, and the Heritage Lottery Fund. He is also the author of many books and studies on architecture, landscape and urban design. The Independent newspaper wrote that ‘for many years Ken Worpole has been one of the shrewdest and sharpest observers of the English social landscape.' Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contemporary Library Architecture : A Planning and Design Guide

Routledge, 2013

Book chapter

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