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The Resource The Los Angeles Central Library : building an architectural icon, 1872-1933, Kenneth A. Breisch

The Los Angeles Central Library : building an architectural icon, 1872-1933, Kenneth A. Breisch

Label
The Los Angeles Central Library : building an architectural icon, 1872-1933
Title
The Los Angeles Central Library
Title remainder
building an architectural icon, 1872-1933
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth A. Breisch
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the most comprehensive investigation of the Los Angeles Public Library's early history and architectural genesis ever undertaken, Kenneth Breisch chronicles the institution's first six decades, from its founding as a private library association in 1872 through the completion of the iconic Central Library building in 1933. During this time, the library evolved from an elite organization ensconced in two rooms in downtown LA into one of the largest public library systems in the United States--with architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue's building, a beloved LA landmark, as its centerpiece. Goodhue developed a new style, fully integrating the building's sculptural and epigraphic program with its architectural forms to express a complex iconography. Working closely with sculptor Lee Oskar Lawrie and philosopher Hartley Burr Alexander, he created a great civic monument that, combined with the library's murals, embodies an overarching theme: the light of learning. "A building should read like a book, from its title entrance to its alley colophon," wrote Alexander--a narrative approach to design that serves as a key to understanding Goodhue's architectural gem. Breisch draws on a wealth of primary source material to tell the story of one of the most important American buildings of the twentieth century and illuminates the formation of an indispensible modern public institution: the American public library"--amazon.com
Cataloging source
JPG/DLC
Dewey number
022/.3140979494
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z679.2.U6
LC item number
B74 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Los Angeles Central Library : building an architectural icon, 1872-1933, Kenneth A. Breisch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foundations: 1872-1889 -- In city hall: 1889-1905 -- Searching for a new home: 1905-1911 -- Facing "the ultimate need": 1911-1921 -- Planning the central library: 1921-1924 -- Building the central library: 1924-1933 -- Form and meaning -- The branch buildings: 1921-1930
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
ix, 209 pages
Isbn
9781606064900
Lccn
2016012607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99969943044
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)948291538
  • ucoclc948291538
Label
The Los Angeles Central Library : building an architectural icon, 1872-1933, Kenneth A. Breisch
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foundations: 1872-1889 -- In city hall: 1889-1905 -- Searching for a new home: 1905-1911 -- Facing "the ultimate need": 1911-1921 -- Planning the central library: 1921-1924 -- Building the central library: 1924-1933 -- Form and meaning -- The branch buildings: 1921-1930
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
ix, 209 pages
Isbn
9781606064900
Lccn
2016012607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99969943044
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)948291538
  • ucoclc948291538

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