Free to All

Free to All

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Familiar landmarks in hundreds of American towns, Carnegie libraries today seem far from controversial. In Free to All, however, Abigail A. Van Slyck shows that the classical faAsades and symmetrical plans of these buildings often mask a complex and contentious history. qThe whole story is told here in this book. Carnegie's wishes, the conflicts among local groups, the architecture, development of female librarians. It's a rich and marvelous story, lovingly told.qa€”Alicia Browne, Journal of American Culture qThis well-written and extensively researched work is a welcome addition to the history of architecture, librarianship, and philanthropy.qa€”Joanne Passet, Journal of American History qVan Slyck's book is a tremendous contribution for its keenness of scholarship and good writing and also for its perceptive look at a familiar but misunderstood icon of the American townscape.qa€”Howard Wight Marshall, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians q[Van Slyck's] reading of the cultural coding implicit in the architectural design of the library makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the limitations of the doctrine 'free to all.'qa€”Virginia Quarterly ReviewBetter yet, the public nature of the buildings offered suitably dignified commissions to those practitioners who were concerned that house design lowered the prestige of an occupation still struggling for professional status. At the same time, anbsp;...


Title:Free to All
Author: Abigail A. Van Slyck
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1998-07-20
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