Know the Past, Find the Future: The New York Public Library at 100 [NOOK Book]

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From Laurie Anderson to Vampire Weekend, Roy Blount, Jr., to Renée Fleming, Stephen Colbert to Bill T. Jones—more than 100 luminaries reflect on the treasures of America’s favorite public library.

Marking the centennial of The New York Public Library’s Beaux-Arts landmark at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, now called the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Know the Past, Find the Future harnesses the thoughts of an eclectic assortment of notable ...
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Know the Past, Find the Future: The New York Public Library at 100

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Overview

From Laurie Anderson to Vampire Weekend, Roy Blount, Jr., to Renée Fleming, Stephen Colbert to Bill T. Jones—more than 100 luminaries reflect on the treasures of America’s favorite public library.

Marking the centennial of The New York Public Library’s Beaux-Arts landmark at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, now called the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Know the Past, Find the Future harnesses the thoughts of an eclectic assortment of notable people as they ponder an even more eclectic assortment of objects. From among the Library’s vast collections, these writers, artists, philosophers, scientists, musicians, athletes, architects, choreographers, and journalists—as well as some of the curators who have preserved these riches—each select an item and describe its unique significance. The result, in words and photographs, is a glimpse of what a great library can be.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101539446
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/18/2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 60,846
  • File size: 133 MB
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2011

    Very Enjoyable!

    I couldn't put my Nook down when I read most of this. A lot of book-loving going on. Check it out, I'm keeping it in my library!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2011

    Very interesting!

    Educational!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2011

    Fantastic!

    In celebration of this library's 100th anniversary a great conversation book, I love it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    Such a fascinating book!

    I was delighted by these essays, thier famous authors, and the collections at the New York Public Library. And the book was free! What a way to get people to fall in love with a library! I was tickled at times and I learned a lot. Reading it was like spending a glorious day at the library... with fun pepole.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    Future and history.

    Find history far and wide storys that take you to the 100's.

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