Designing Library Spaces

2015/01/21     來源:hls閱讀原文

Glorious day: I finally got my hands on a copy of The New Downtown Library: Designing With Communities by Shannon Mattern (University of Minnesota Press, 2007). Mattern, a media scholar interested in libraries, archives, and urban spaces, wrote her dissertation on the Seattle Central Library and, several years later, published this broad study of 25 large public libraries in American cities. Given the promise of its title and the level of access and depth of source material, the book leaves a lot on the table. Its arguments are conversation openers, making it an excellent candidate for a teaching text in a course on libraries as spaces....more