Today's Curated Selection - Forthcoming
Photographs by Thomas R. Schiff. Text by Alberto Manguel.
Aperture, 2017. 3 gat pp., 120 four-color illustrations, 11x14¼x1".
In pre–Revolutionary War America, libraries were member-driven collections for the elite; it was not until 1790 that Benjamin Franklin helped to establish the first public lending library. Throughout the subsequent centuries the library has evolved, but always remained central to the cultural life of the nation. Thomas R. Schiff’s photographs trace the history
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