The English Public Library 1945-85

    SubTitle

    Introductions to Heritage Assets
    The English Public Library 1945-85 large image 1
        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        29 Jul 2016
        10476884
        10476884

        Main Summary

          This guide looks at the development of public libraries in England after the Second World War. It places their architecture – external and also internal – within a period of considerable political, social and economic change.
           
          Post-war aspirations set new challenges for the country’s library services, which had already begun to expand considerably in the 1930s. Outwardly, new library buildings continued – financial constraints permitting - to reflect civic pride and aspirations, while inside new layouts, fixtures and fittings provided for an increasingly middle-class readership. Children’s services were ever-more important, while larger libraries offered facilities such as local studies and record libraries, and later computers.

          Additional Information

          Author

          Elain Harwood

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          297mm

          Number of Illustrations

          16

          Number of Pages

          20

          ISBN

          9781848024557

          Contents

            Introduction
            Historical background
            The background to post-war library building
            The earliest post-war libraries, 1955-65
            Later developments in library design, 1965-85
            Change and the future
            Further reading

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