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Twin lions crouch, lending a certain wild and regal vigour to the pursuit of knowledge.--Melvin Maddocks Anyone who loves books has a fondness for libraries, but few of us have a sense of their infinite variety. Diane Asseo Griliches has photographed libraries all over the world, from the grand reading room in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, to the humble remodeled train depot that serves as the library in Cleveland, Mississippi. Libraries are inhabited by books and people. Diane Asseo Griliches has photographed not only the magnificent walls of books and tables full of students at the Biblioteca Marucelliana in Florence, and the library in Sarajevo, which has since been destroyed, but also the homeless seeking shelter, children using their library cards for the first time, patient librarians, lovers in the stacks, and a wealth of other human dramas that take place inside libraries. From the introduction by John Y. Cole, Director of The Center for the Book In the Library of Congress: As this compelling collection of photographs by Diane Asseo Griliches makes clear, somehow there is nothing quite as poignant--or as meaningful--as the magical combination of library, book, and individual reader. In my case, and perhaps for you as well, Griliches's compassionate photographs bring back the memory of my first public library. Her succinct and informative statements accompanying the photographs often do the same. Here are three of my favorites, all from people who eventually became writers: When I got my library card, that's when my life began (Rita Mae Brown); There was something. . .that made me restless with the need to grab up every book, press into every single mind right there on the open shelves (Alfred Kazin); and I was there on a more exciting mission: the discovery of the world (Pete Hamill). Twin lions are traced back to ancient Egypt and were guardians of the gates of morning and evening, strength and the intellect. These two were carved by Louis St. Gaudens for the Boston Public Library.
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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.From the Publisher:
Published in association with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.
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Book Description Bunker Hill Publishing, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. B/w photos. Due to size of book, ships within United States only, and only by media rate mail. Diane Asseo Griliches has photographed in b/w the life in libraries in many parts of our own country as well as in many other countries, from the humble remodeled train depot converted to a library in Cleveland, Mississippi to the grand reading room in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. This life in libraries consists not only of the walls of books but of tables full of students, patient librarians, lovers in the stacks and the homeless seeking shelter. It is a poignant and compassionate book, with stunning photographs of some of the most beautiful library buildings in the world---and with their inhabitants. It is a book to treasure. ; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 132 pp. Seller Inventory # 27670
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