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Early Public Libraries in the U.S.: 1800 to 1880s

R. Thomas Hille

R. Thomas Hille is an architect, educator, and researcher based in Seattle, Washington, USA. His previous books on architecture and design include Modern Schools and Inside the Large-Small House. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The New Public Library : Design Innovation for the Twenty-First Century

Routledge, 2019

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... 42 University of Virginia Library Charlottesville, Virginia Thomas Jefferson 1826 46 Boston Athenaeum Boston, Massachusetts Edward Clarke Cabot 1849 48 Boston Public Library Boston, Massachusetts Charles Kirk Kirby 1859 50 Astor Library...

Italian Peninsula, 1830–1914

Virginia Bernardini

Virginia Bernardini is an architect and architectural historian based in Rome, Italy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...In 1830, Italy was still divided into many separate states: Papal States; Sicily; Grand Duchy of Tuscany; Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia (Austrian Empire); Kingdom of Sardinia (part of the House of Savoy); and others. Yet all spoke the same...

Spain and Portugal, 1830–1910

Jorge Correia

Jorge Correia is Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Minho in Guimarães, Portugal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pablo González Tornel

Pablo González Tornel is Associate Professor in the Department of History, Geography and Art at Universitat Jaume I in Castellón de la Plana, Spain. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...In Spain, political instability after the death of Bourbon king, Fernando (Ferdinand) VII in 1833 led the Spanish parliament to depose Queen Isabella II in 1868: she abdicated two years later. Parliament offered the Spanish crown to Amadeo...

North America, 1830–1914

W. Barksdale Maynard

W. Barksdale Maynard is a lecturer in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA, and author of six books on American history and architecture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The period saw phenomenal population growth and urbanization in the USA, with westwards expansion intensifying North/South sectional strains over slavery, leading to the 1860s Civil War. Railroads triggered an architectural revolution...

Japan, 1853–1945

Neil Jackson

Neil Jackson is Charles Reilly Professor of Architecture at the University of Liverpool, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...US Commodore Matthew Perry’s arrival in Japan in 1853 forced the closed country to open up, for trade, to the West. The Meiji Restoration of 1868 and the subsequent Boshin War led to the country’s rapid modernization and consequent...