Architecture of the British Library at St. Pancras / Edition 1

Architecture of the British Library at St. Pancras / Edition 1

by Roger Stonehouse, Gerhard Stromberg, Roger Stonehouse and Gerhard Stromberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0419251200

ISBN-13: 9780419251200

Pub. Date: 10/01/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In a series of interrelated essays, this book describes the British Library and the issues surrounding its design, construction, purpose and place in the architectural canon. Examining the experience of the building together with its form, these essays explore the ideas and aspirations behind its conception and its construction, offering insight into this striking,…  See more details below

Overview

In a series of interrelated essays, this book describes the British Library and the issues surrounding its design, construction, purpose and place in the architectural canon. Examining the experience of the building together with its form, these essays explore the ideas and aspirations behind its conception and its construction, offering insight into this striking, controversial, and stimulating building. For artists, architects and building professionals interested in the current debates concerning architecture and our culture, The Architecture of the British Library at St. Pancras is a stimulating read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780419251200
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 11.80(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements. Foreword. Introduction: 'Pegging out the Ground'. The Institution. From Street to Book. Composition and Context. Anatomy, Function and Use. An Intimate Monumentality. Appendix. References. Index

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