Diane Asséo Griliches

Library: The Drama Within
by Diane Asséo Griliches
Publisher's Description
Published in association with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, and with an essay by D. Boorstin, Library: The Drama Within is a beautifully produced tribute to the diversity of design in America's libraries, their patrons, and their holdings.
Amazon.com Review
For worshipers of books, the library is the ultimate temple. It is also, perhaps, the most democratic of institutions, "one of the very few . . . on earth," writes photographer Diane Asséo Griliches in her introduction to Library: The Drama Within, "where any soul may walk through its doors free, and depart enriched." This collection of Griliches's black-and-white photographs of libraries, full of those rich gray tones that bring to mind late-afternoon sun streaming in on the stacks, is a testament to the sacredness with which we imbue these keepers of the book. Griliches captures quiet intensity at an array of libraries, from the grand Bibliothéque Nationale in Paris to the humble-storefront Emma Yates Memorial Library (formerly Emma Yates's hat store) in Pocahontas, Virginia; from the rare book conservation section at the Library of Congress to the law library at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution; from a tattered seminary library in Split, Croatia, to the Beverly Hills Public Library's sparkling children's wing. The text is complete with an introduction by former Librarian of Congress Daniel Boorstin and bookish quotes strewn throughout.
ISBN: 082631693X
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Hardcover : 144 pages
Language: English
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