Bibliotheksbauten (Library Buildings)
Annette Gigon, Mike Guyer, Gregory Grämiger, Barbara Schlauri, Ulrike Traut (Eds.)
Eth Zürich & gta Verlag, 2018
Library buildings have always served not only to store knowledge, but also as collective places for study, quiet reading and communication. Although the supposedly unrestricted availability of information on the Internet has created competition for the printed book, spectacular buildings testify to the unbroken topicality and fascination of constructing public Libraries.
Photographs, plans and a detailed explanatory text showcase 40 particularly innovative library buildings from Europe, Asia and America. Six accompanying texts discuss the places where books are collected, used, read and loved. ONLY IN GERMAN!