Book Review of Unpacking My Library: Architects and Their Books - Fine Books and CollectionsYes, I am. Be ready to share with me a bit of the mood—it is certainly not an elegiac mood but, rather, one of anticipation—which these books arouse in a genuine collector. What I am really concerned with is giving you some insight into the relationship of a book collector to his possessions, into collecting rather than a collection. How do books map the intellectual interests, curiosities, tastes, and personalities of their readers? What does the collecting of books have in common with the practice of architecture? Each architect also presents a reading list of top ten influential titles, from architectural history to theory to fiction and nonfiction, that serves as a personal philosophy of literature and history, and advice on what every young architect, scholar, and lover of architecture should read. An inspiring cross-section of notable libraries, this beautiful book celebrates the arts of reading and collecting.
Unpacking My Library
Buildings and Books
It's an encouraging discovery in today's book-averse social climate. As winter approaches, my books shiver in an upstate New York storage unit. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you! Graves: "I want to know where we've come from?
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Enlarge cover. There is not an awful lot that refers back to older, pre-modern architectural practices Michael Graves' library is an exception. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, institution thfir organization should be applied. The E-mail message field is required.
The books expose the architects' personalities nearly as much as their built unpackng. I am fond of examining private libraries so going through this was not only a great pleasure but also served as a stimulus to start on some of the books I have collected on architecture and which, occur quite frequently on architect's bookshelves. No trivia or quizzes yet. This book started with an introduction that was just dripping with pretension?Egypt inaugurates Museum of Arabic Calligraphy How do series work. Some of the dense questions and arguments presented here may be too heady for those outside the field. To ask other readers questions about Unpacking My Library unpackimg, please sign up.
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What does the collecting of books have in common with the practice ttheir architecture. Also of note, each architect was prompted to identity the "top ten" volumes from their collection. One formatting problem: a lot of the pictures of the architects' shelves are blurry, so it gives you a headache to look at I'm always happy to read about collectors and their collections.