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The Resource The library : a catalogue of wonders, Stuart Kells

The library : a catalogue of wonders, Stuart Kells

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The library : a catalogue of wonders
Title
The library
Title remainder
a catalogue of wonders
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Kells
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
"Libraries are filled with magic. From the Bodleian, the Folger and the Smithsonian to the fabled libraries of middle earth, Umberto Eco's mediaeval library labyrinth and libraries dreamed up by John Donne, Jorge Luis Borges and Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Stuart Kells explores the bookish places, real and fictitious, that continue to capture our imaginations. “The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders" is a fascinating and engaging exploration of libraries as places of beauty and wonder. It's a celebration of books as objects and an account of the deeply personal nature of these hallowed spaces by one of Australia's leading bibliophiles."--Website
Summary
"Libraries are much more than mere collections of volumes. The best are magical, fabled places whose fame has become part of the cultural wealth they are designed to preserve. Some still exist today; some are lost, like those of Herculaneum and Alexandria; some have been sold or dispersed; and some never existed, such as those libraries imagined by J.R.R Tolkien, Umberto Eco, and Jorge Luis Borges, among others. Ancient libraries, grand baroque libraries, scientific libraries, memorial libraries, personal libraries, clandestine libraries: Stuart Kells tells the stories of their creators, their prizes, their secrets and their fate. To research this book, Kells traveled around the world with his young family like modern day 'Library Tourists.' Kells discovered that all the world's libraries are connected in beautiful and complex ways, that in the history of libraries, fascinating patterns are created and repeated over centuries. More importantly, he learned that stories about libraries are stories about people, containing every possible human drama. The Library is a fascinating and engaging exploration of libraries as places of beauty and wonder. It's a celebration of books as objects, a celebration of the anthropology and physicality of books and bookish space, and an account of the human side of these hallowed spaces by a leading and passionate bibliophile." --
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10618846
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kells, Stuart S
Dewey number
027
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Books
  • Libraries
  • Libraries
  • Library materials
  • Books and reading
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a catalogue of wonders
Label
The library : a catalogue of wonders, Stuart Kells
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059998225
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781925355994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99973297711
System control number
(OCoLC)988941336
Label
The library : a catalogue of wonders, Stuart Kells
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059998225
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781925355994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99973297711
System control number
(OCoLC)988941336

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