|This section requires expansion.|
|This section needs additional citations for verification.|
Librarians have sometimes complained that some of the library buildings which have been used to accommodate libraries have been inadequate for the demands made upon them. In general this condition may have resulted from one or more of the following causes:
- an effort to erect a monumental building; most of those who commission library buildings are not librarians and their priorities may be different
- to conform it to a type of architecture unsuited to library purposes
- the appointment, often by competition, of an architect unschooled in the requirements of a library
- failure to consult with the librarian or with library experts
Much advancement has undoubtedly been made toward cooperation between architect and librarian, and many good designers have made library buildings their specialty, nevertheless it seems that the ideal type of library is not yet realized — the type so adapted to its purpose that it would be immediately recognized as such, as is the case with school buildings at the present time. This does not mean that library constructions should conform rigidly to a fixed standard of appearance and arrangement, but it does mean that the exterior should express as nearly as possible the purpose and functions of the interior.
Read more about this topic: Library
Other articles related to "building, buildings":
... that was damaged in this attack but its main building remained in use until demolished in the 1960s during the building of the Victoria line ... The original westbound platform buildings remain on the opposite side of Holloway Road, as does a small part of the original entrance to the left of the present station entrance ... A red plaque mounted on a building wall overlooking the roundabout, commemorates this event ...
... Most buildings in the commercial district, as well as many homes, feature stylistic interpretations of the timber-framed buildings found in the ... in "square" and "X" patterns on the outside of buildings, as well as the use of "X" patterns on windows, doors, and other building features ... The concept of building with this unique Bavarian architecture came from an architect, Ed Beech, who was working for William "Tiny" Zehnder on a remodeling job of the Fischer Hotel ...
... Ewyas Harold, possibly on the site of earlier wooden monastic buildings of which no traces remain ... Construction of buildings in local sandstone began around 1175, and continued through the time of the first three abbots, Adam (1186-c.1216), Adam ... additional chapels, a processional ambulatory, and domestic buildings including a chapter house were added ...
... The buildings of the campus were designed by internationally renowned Modernist architect Paul Rudolph beginning in the early 1960s, to distinguish the campus from the outside world and ... The building architecture is similar to that of the Boston Government Service Center ... both the exterior and interior of each building of rough concrete (béton brut), an essential element of the style known as Brutalism, and he endowed buildings with large windows ...
... There are eight university buildings listed separately on the National Register of Historic Places ... They include Hodgin Hall, the University's first building, and two adjacent structures the Art Annex and Sara Reynolds Hall ... Museum of Anthropology in the anthropology building, the Geology and Meteorite Museums in Northrop Hall, the Southwest Biology Museum in the CERIA building, and ...
Famous quotes containing the word buildings:
“Now, since our condition accommodates things to itself, and transforms them according to itself, we no longer know things in their reality; for nothing comes to us that is not altered and falsified by our Senses. When the compass, the square, and the rule are untrue, all the calculations drawn from them, all the buildings erected by their measure, are of necessity also defective and out of plumb. The uncertainty of our senses renders uncertain everything that they produce.”
—Michel de Montaigne (15331592)
“If the factory people outside the colleges live under the discipline of narrow means, the people inside live under almost every other kind of discipline except that of narrow meansfrom the fruity austerities of learning, through the iron rations of English gentlemanhood, down to the modest disadvantages of occupying cold stone buildings without central heating and having to cross two or three quadrangles to take a bath.”
—Margaret Halsey (b. 1910)
“The desert is a natural extension of the inner silence of the body. If humanitys language, technology, and buildings are an extension of its constructive faculties, the desert alone is an extension of its capacity for absence, the ideal schema of humanitys disappearance.”
—Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)