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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

Book chapter

... Libraries: the ‘sacred’ spaces of modernity The development of the Library as a public building is almost as old as writing itself. The early Libraries in Alexandria and the Ancient Near East were not only storehouses of books, but were...

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...

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

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... What you see is what you get: key elements of library architecture The first Victorian public Libraries were monuments to the ideal of municipal reform and the rise of civic culture. In the great cities they often took the form...

Architecture and Archaeology

Victor Buchli

Victor Buchli is Reader in Material Culture at the Department of Anthropology, University College London, UK, and Editor of Home Cultures. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Anthropology of Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...1 Anthropological archaeology has traditionally been the subfield of anthropology that has concerned itself most emphatically with the study of material culture, and architecture in particular. As Ross Samson puts it, archaeology...